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Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue

posted November 26th, 2017 by
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Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue

17667 Markita Dr.  Jones, OK  73049

(405) 399-3084 or (405) 615-5267

[email protected] www.blazesequinerescue.com

Federal I.D. 43-2024364

 

October 2, 2017

 

Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue, Inc. located in Jones, Oklahoma, is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that strives to improve the lives of neglected, starved, and abused horses.  We provide equine rescue regardless of age or disability.  We promote and teach horse care and humane, natural methods of training horses.  Our primary focus is Animal Cruelty Cases.  We work closely with the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Division and the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office with their Equine related Animal Cruelty Cases.  We also assist any other local/rural county sheriff’s office who request our assistance.

 

Rescues:

 

Friends, I come to you today to ask for your assistance.  The last 2 months have been extremely slow in adoptions and low on donations.  I know so much is going on in this world that have a negative impact on so many, which is why I hate to even ask for your support right now, but we have horses in need and we need your support.  If you are able to donate any amount, great or small, it is truly appreciated.  We have quite a few horses that have recently entered our program that need our assistance.

 

To start, we assisted Hughes County Sheriff’s Office on August 24, 2017 with 10 horses.  These horses range in body condition of a 1 to a 5.  Most of the horses are in extremely poor shape.  Sadly, we lost 1 just a few days after the seizure.  We tried everything to save him but in the end, we had to humanely euthanize him when he was no longer able to stand and support himself.  His system was shutting down and the last thing we wanted was for him to suffer anymore.  He was such a sweet boy and will forever be missed.  He was greatly loved during the 4 days we had him in our care.  Rest in Peace Sweet Boy, Moon!

 

The additional 9 seized that day are doing well and slowly gaining the weight.  Here are just a few of the others that came into our care that day that ask for your support.  The black and white paint shown is in decent body condition, however, he has a hole inside his mouth that goes all the way through.  Food and water come out of that hole when he eats or drinks.  This is not ideal and will have to require surgery to repair.  Please consider making a donation towards the Hughes County Horses’ Rehabilitation!

 

Before we were made aware of the Hughes County Case.  We were contacted by MARS of Illinois.  A representative of their Equine Division reached out to us, after reaching out to numerous other horse rescue organizations, requesting assistance.  They had an appaloosa gelding that was diagnosed with a Frontal Sinus Cyst that required surgery.  They are not located with many large equine surgical veterinarians close by and many didn’t want to pursue helping, if they did, the cost was expensive.  They needed help for Gunner and didn’t want to put him down without a chance.  At the time, we felt we could help Gunner.  I felt it was important to assist another rescue organization, as we are all in this together fighting to save horses lives.  We hadn’t taken in a large amount of horses this year, had some funding set aside that we could use for surgery.  We agreed to take him on and arranged for transport to us.  Wouldn’t you know, the same day Gunner is scheduled to arrive, we are called out to seize 10 horses with Hughes County Sheriff’s Office?  We now fall short on the funds available for Gunner’s work up and possible surgery.  Once the sweet boy known as “Moon” above from Hughes County went down, we quickly found ourselves depleting the funds set aside for Gunner, with our efforts to save Moon.

 

Gunner is a beautiful, Leopard, Appaloosa, Gelding, estimated to be around 7 years of age.  We aren’t completely sure the first diagnosis is accurate but we plan to take him into OSU for a CT Scan to know for sure.  He has a large knot on his forehead directly between his eyes.  He is a super sweet boy and has settled right in.  He certainly deserves a fighting chance to receive the help he needs.  He is a big, beautiful, stout boy.  Please consider making a donation towards Gunner’s Medical Care!

 

We have been hit with other instances that leave me repeating the statement, no good deed goes unpunished.  We try really hard to extend ourselves and help out where we can.  This brings us to our next story. 

 

Born to be Special came into our rescue program on August 11, 2017.  Born to be Special came into our rescue program from an Oklahoma Kill Pen after being saved by the Save our Standardbreds from Slaughter (SOSS) group.  Born to the Special was registered in the Full Circle Program.  Full Circle is an owner enrolled program that alerts the owner when the horse in in trouble, such as landing at a kill pen.  The Rescue Network contacted the original owner and that owner stated they wanted to get their horse back, but since they was located in another state, they needed a layover.  We were contacted to help!  Born to be Special had a leg injury that required treatment and she needed a safe place until the owner could get to Oklahoma.  “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished”, Right?  We agreed to help as long as the owner paid the veterinary care that was needed for Born to be Special.  We get the mare pulled and safely to our facility, called the vet out to treat the injury and then contacted the owner, who then decided he didn’t want the mare back.  He felt that it would cost too much to bring her back to his state and he left us holding the vet bill.  Now, you know I am going to stand up for the horse and my instant thought was, she deserves better than you anyway.  So, now we have Born to be Special in our rescue program.  I am not sure what all she has done in her life other than being a harness race horse, but she clearly has something to prove and Born to be Special, she will be, without her original owner.  Born to be Special was foaled on April 21, 2001.  She is a Beautiful, Bay, Standardbred, Mare.  Her leg is doing great and she has no lameness issues stemming from that injury.  We will be fully evaluating her for adoption soon.  In the meantime, please consider making a donation to assist towards Born to be Special’s Rehabilitation. 

 

 

 

  Our Newest Arrival, This sweet boy just entered in our rescue program on October 1, 2017 from the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Division.  We will be learning more about this sweet boy over the next several days as we have him seen by our Veterinarian and prepare him for rehabilitation.  We don’t yet have a name for this special guy, but wanted to introduce you to our latest arrival that is in need.  Please consider making a donation to assist with this sweet boy’s Rehabilitation.

 

 

As I stated above, Adoptions are also down and we are desperately asking for anyone interested in adding a horse to your family, to please come visit the horses in our program.  We have only adopted out 2 horses in the last 2 months.  Adoptions are another way we put funds back into our program.  We are currently caring for 119 horses and have many nice horses that desperately need their forever, loving home.  The daily cost to care for these beautiful creatures can become quite taxing.  Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated

 

I also want to note that we have several Companion Animal Only Horses that desperately need a forever, loving home to call their own.  In the Month of October, We will waive adoption fees on those select companion horses only, to PRE-APPROVED homes.  Companion animal only means, these horses are not rideable due to a disability.  They are Pets only!  Remember, when adopting a horse from our organization, all horses come with a current negative coggins, up to date on vaccinations such as West Nile, Eastern/Western, Tetanus, Rhino, Influenza and Rabies, Hoof maintenance, Dental if needed, and all other medical needs treated prior to adoption.  

 

We currently have 119 horses in our program.  Your generosity has helped us save over 1408 horses and 26 cattle.  We can’t thank you enough! 

 

 

Adoptable Horse of the Month:

 

Charismatic Missile is a beautiful Chestnut, Thoroughbred, Gelding, estimated to be 9 years of age.  He is not rideable due to a spinal deformity and is a companion animal only.  He is super sweet and loves attention.  He gets along great with other horses, loves to play with the other horses and is not a dominate horse.  He has a current negative coggins, up to date on vaccinations, deworming, and hoof maintenance.  Would you be interested in offering this sweetheart a retirement home?  If so, please contact us and come meet Charismatic Missile and many others.

 

 

 

We have so many wonderful horses in our program, and so many with needs that ask for your assistance.  From horses with lameness issues that need treatment, to horses with severe fungus issues, eye injuries, emaciation, wounds, hernia surgeries, castrations, EPM treatment, squamous cell carcinoma, teeth floating, vaccinations, deworming, etc., our horses are our top priority and it takes a lot to properly care for so many rescued horses.  Whether you make a monetary donation, adopt a horse, or simply say a prayer for Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue, we truly appreciate your support.

 

 

Because of YOU and your heartfelt generosity, we are able to save these horses and many others from an uncertain death.  We ask for your assistance as we have so many more horses in our program that need your help.  Our average monthly expenses now total $8500.00.  If you can please help us, continue to save rescued horses, please make a donation to:

 

 

Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue

17667 Markita Drive

Jones, Oklahoma  73049

 

or you can donate on-line through paypal @

www.blazesequinerescue.com

 

Or you can contact our Veterinarian directly and apply a payment to our account

Exclusively Equine Veterinary Services at 405-973-5740

 

We are currently caring for 119 horses in our rescue program.  We have many wonderful horses that are seeking their forever, loving homes.  I hope that you will consider adopting a rescued horse.  Whether you are able to make a donation or adopt a rescued horse, both help us tremendously. 

 

 

 

Blaze’s Haunt for the Horses Benefit Trail Ride

 

You are invited to join us October 28th, 2017 for our Annual Blaze’s Haunt for the Horses Benefit Trail Ride at Honey Lee Ranch in Jones, Oklahoma.  You can learn more about Honey Lee Ranch at www.honeyleeranch.com.  Check in begins @ 9:00 am. Guided and Self-Paced rides will begin to leave at 10:00 am.  Lunch will be served at the pavilion at 12:30 and we are excited to announce a change in the menu.  This year we will have Sandy Creek Ranch smoking some brisket and ribs for our lunch.  The costume contest starts at 2:00 pm.  Come join us for a great day, great lunch, drawing, costume contest and many friends.  All proceeds benefit the horses in our rescue program.  Pre-Registration is available, sign up today at: http://blazesequinerescue.fatcatphotos.com/trail-ride  Registration covers T-Shirt, Lunch, and Trail Fee’s. 

 

 

7th Annual Blaze’s Ride to the Rescue Trainer’s Challenge

 

They say they can gentle an untrained horse.  The Challenge is an event designed to showcase the skills of local equine trainers, while increasing the adoptability of previously untrained rescue horses. 

 

Mark your calendars and plan to join us May 5th, 2018 at the Shawnee Expo Center, Shawnee, Oklahoma for our 7th Annual Blaze’s Ride to the Rescue Trainers Challenge.  We will be accepting applications for local trainers next month.  If you are a Horse Trainer and interested in competing in our 7th Annual Blaze’s Ride to the Rescue Trainers Challenge, please email [email protected] and request the application.

 

 

Wish List

 

We have items that we are always needing if you wish to purchase these items instead of making a monetary donation.

 

Horse Dewormers – Ivermectin Paste, Panacur, Safe-Guard, Equimax

Blue Bonnett Horseman’s Elite Senior Care, average 60 bags a week

Thrive purchased through Janelle Graham, average 30 bags a week

Shavings, average 20 bags a week

Duraflex 15 Gallon Corded Rubber all-purpose Tub’s (20 needed)

Mineral Blocks

Salt Blocks

Fly Spray

Protein Lick Tubs for Horses

Heavy Duty Gorilla Dump Cart/Manure Cart

Fortiflex Muck Bucket

Utility Cart/Crate Wagon/Gorilla Carts

Rope Halter/Lead Rope Combo’s

Electrolyte Gel

Probios oral gel

Soft Ride Boots

 

Bandage Material such as:

Combine Roll 14” & 16” Bandage Material

Vetrap 4”

Brown Guaze Bandage Roll 6” x 5 yds 12ct

Elastikon Elastic Tape 2in

Telfa Non-Adherent Pads 4in

Soft Kling Conform Bandage Roll 4in 12ct

 

 

 

               

Blaze’s T-Shirts Available Online

 

We have some new T-Shirts now available on our website.  You can check them out here: http://blazesequinerescue.com/merchandise.html.  The price of the shirt also includes shipping.  These are super nice shirts with very soft material.

 

 

 

Do you want to learn more about our rescue efforts and how we operate?  We are thrilled to announce that our full documentary is now online to view.  Our documentary is 44 minutes long, there are moments of laughter, tears, and joy.  This documentary details our lives and how our rescue operates, from the seizures to the entrance of each horse to our rescue, all the way up to our fundraisers.  If you have a few moments to spare, please watch and share.  You can view our documentary here: https://vimeo.com/149973004?ref=fb-share&1

Looking Back – Moving Forward

posted October 22nd, 2017 by
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Looking Back – Moving Forward

 

Two years ago PAAS had just begun to transport dogs (and a few cats) out-of-state.  It was a difficult time of transition.  PAAS had been conceived as a local rescue that would adopt dogs and cats locally.  The reality did not match the dream.

Looking BackIt wasn’t an easy transition for those who’d worked so hard and believed in the dream of PAAS as a local adoption center.  They cared enough to change their perception and help PAAS become a regional transport center, Pets for Life center for Vinita residents and a Pet Over-Population resource for those who live outside Vinita.  In addition, the inmate/shelter program at Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center is changing the lives of the inmates, their families and the dogs who graduate with a Canine Good Citizen certificate to go on to further training to be certified as a service/therapy dog.

Mixed amongst the progress are wonderful stories.  Here are a couple.

Looking BackRecently, a very scared, very pregnant Miss Bailey arrived at the shelter.  She was so terrified in the shelter, she would not walk on a leash, her tail was tucked and she shook.  Fast forward to our Birthing Center Angels at the Richardson/Rexwinkle Birthing Center.  Once she knew she was safe, she delivered 11 puppies – took wonderful care of them – and is now living the good life in Colorado.  Her puppies also went to Colorado and were adopted as soon as their pictures were up on the Dumb Friends League site.  We really celebrated when Miss Bailey also found her new home – who could resist those beautiful eyes.

And then there’s Copper.  He came to us from the Vinita pound.  Small, chunky guy – long in the tooth (older) – who liked a few and tolerated everyone else.  Fortunately, he decided Avis was going to be his new Mom.  Not sure Avis understood that at first – but it quickly became apparent wherever Avis went – here came Copper.  And, oh good lord, did he let all of us know when she went home at night – he was not a happy camper.  Yes you know the rest of this story – Avis saw the light and adopted Copper!!!!

Equally important is that of the 2,300+ dogs who’ve traveled to Dumb Friends League via the PAAS transport – not one of them will either a) have puppies or  b) be the father of a litter.  If you even try to do the math on how many puppies could have been born if the 2,300 dogs had not been “fixed” – it becomes very clear.

Kay Stout, Director 

PAAS Vinita

[email protected]

918-256-7227

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St Simeons Blessing of the Animals

posted October 11th, 2017 by
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BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

SAINT SIMEON’S EPISCOPAL HOME

OCTOBER 3, 2017

St Simeons

St SimeonsSt SimeonsIt was beautiful…the Blessing of the Animals by Father Bill Holly that took place at Saint Simeon’s Episcopal Home on Tuesday, October 3rd in observance of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.  Residents, staff, guests who came to watch and family members who brought dogs, a turtle, a Bearded Dragon and a black and white Tegu lizard named Alphys were present at this annual event.  Special guests also came – 5 adoptable dogs, brought by the Tulsa SPCA.

As Father Holly laid his hand on each animal, he said the pet’s name and the name of the owner along with saying the prayer for the Blessing which recognizes every animal’s importance in their own right.

 

St SimeonsSt SimeonsEleven dogs, from our Golden Retriever, Simone, to German Shepherds, mixed breeds, and several terriers that were rescued by the Tulsa SPCA from a hoarding situation were blessed on this day.  Thirty-one people were present for this special yearly event.  Thirty-one people came away with a more intense special love for a pet.

Donna M. Mayotte

Executive Administrative Assistant

 

Saint Simeon’s Episcopal Home

This Season’s Last Bark in the Park of 2017!

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This Season’s Last Bark in the Park

with the Drillers at OneOK Field

Bark in the Park

The forecast is for Perfect Mild Weather!

Dog lovers in Tulsa know that the best Drillers games to attend are the much-loved Bark in the Park nights when baseball fans can bring their canine buddies along to enjoy America’s favorite pastime. This is the last one of the season, Wednesday, August 30th, so make your plans now!

Tulsa Pets Magazine readers can take a swing at winning 2 free tickets!  Enter now! Winners will be selected on Tuesday, August 29!

Register here to win tickets!

You need to hurry, they don’t last long!

Bark in the Park 2017

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Bark in the Park

with the Drillers at OneOK Field

Bark in the ParkDog lovers in Tulsa know that the best Drillers games to attend are the much-loved Bark in the Park nights when baseball fans can bring their canine buddies along to enjoy America’s favorite pastime.

This year, Tulsa Pets Magazine readers have the chance to win tickets to the upcoming August 2nd Bark in the Park night as well as future Bark in the Park games through the rest of the season.

Register here to win tickets!

You need to hurry, they don’t last long!

Vampires Helping Cats in Tulsa

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Vampires Helping Cats in Tulsa, Ok.

PC KC 3bToday is the release of LOVED, the first book in the House of Night Otherworld series. This young-adult series is based in Tulsa and is about a group of vampyre friends protecting their beLoved city and the rest of the world from a dark and malevolent enemy. LOVED is the continuation of the House of Night series, which follows these vampy teens through a vampyre boarding school named House of Night.

P.C. and Kristin Cast, a mother/daughter writing team, and Tulsa residents at the time, penned these books, the first of which came out a decade ago.

What does this have to do with pets, you say? Well, a lot. Read on.

Each vampyre at the House of Night has an animal familiar, usually cats, but a sweet canine comes into play further into the stories. There is also a stable blessed with gentle horses where the students can learn to ride and care for them. One of the recurring locations in the House of Night series is a cat shelter called Street Cats, ran by the Benedictine Sisters. P.C. and Kristin modeled this fictional feline rescue after Tulsa’s real life StreetCats Inc. While it is not run by nuns, it is powered completely by volunteers and donations from cat-loving people like you and I. For more information, check out the StreetCats Inc.

Both authors love this particular pet paradise and gladly share the limelight with it. In fact, P.C. and Kristin are covering all StreetCat adoption fees for July 5th-12th to celebrate the release of LOVED and the House of Night’s 10-year anniversary.

I have been a fan of the House of Night series since the beginning and am so excited to see the characters return for more adventures. I contacted P.C and Kristin about the upcoming book and their relationship with StreetCats in Tulsa. Not only did I get to correspond with them through our electronic interview, they even sent me an ARC (advanced reader copy) of LOVED. I immediately made time to devour the book and was not disappointed. These young characters have grown up into powerful vampyres and the stakes are high as another attack on Tulsa threatens to destroy everything. It was a thrill to connect with some of my favorite authors, especially for my favorite magazine! Here is a sneak peek of our email palavers.

How was the House of Night born? How did you two decide to pen these novels?

PC: In 2005 I was at a writers’ conference with my agent, Meredith Bernstein, and she said that she would like me to consider writing a series set at a “vampyre finishing school.”  I was teaching then at South Intermediate High School in Broken Arrow (Go Tigers!), and I instantly thought about a high school setting.  Meredith was thinking more adult and sexy, especially as I already had several adult paranormal romances already published, but I was insistent.  She gave me the green light to write a proposal and the first three chapters, and they totally won her, and St. Martin’s Press, over!

Do you write together? Tell me about your writing process.

PC: For the House of Night, Kristin is my teen voice, front lined editor.  I do all the writing.  She brainstorms with me, helps me outline, and is my first editor.  We do actually co-write books, though.  THE SCENT OF SALT AND SAND is a novella we co-authored that is set in Kristin’s world of her series, THE ESCAPED.  Right now, we are hard at work co-authoring a brand-new YA paranormal series called THE DYSASTERS, which will begin releasing spring 2018.  When we write together we each choose and create characters, and then take turns writing chapters.  Whose turn to write depends on whose character is the main focus of that particular chapter.

Introduce me to your pets.

PC: I have a personal protection Eastern European German Shepherd named Badger who is a fantastic warrior and working dog.  Three Scotties: Cameron, Captain Kirk, and The Mighty Khan.  A Maine Coon named Xena Warrior Princess Cast, and two quarter horse mares, Anjo and The Black.

KC: I have two alien baby French bulldogs, Grace Kelly and Sir Laurence Olivier, and a squishy, giant mastiff puppy named Baloo (like from The Jungle Book)!

Which animals are your supervisors during writing?

PC: Oh, mine “help” every night!  I write late, late at night, surrounded by three Scottie dogs, my German Shepherd, and my Maine Coon. Sometimes I worry about what I’m writing, though, because I always seem to put them to sleep…

KC: Gracie loves to “help” me. There’s a bed for her right next to my desk where she curls up into a little furry ball and snores away. Sometimes the big one (Baloo) will come in, but it’s really just to get Gracie to play with him. Once they get started, I have to kick them out. Mastiff/Frenchie play time is sooooo loud. Sir Laurence is very anti-social and prefers to stay in his house on his heating pad. He has the right idea. If I didn’t have any responsibilities, I’d stay in my room on a heating pad too.

What, to you, is the message of House of Night?

PC: There are several messages in HoN.  One of the most important is that it is not our mistakes that define us, but how we recover from them and then learn and grow.  We also make very clear points about the importance of empathizing with those who are different – and that being different is not synonymous with being bad or sinful or evil.  And, of course, we continue to fight racism, misogyny, and homophobia with every book.

P.C. and Kristin will be at Books a Million at 7404 S Olympia Ave in Tulsa TODAY at 7pm for a meet and greet and to sign copies of LOVED. You can read more about this dynamic duo in the July/August issue of Tulsa Pets Magazine. Check it out!

P.C. Cast link https://www.pccastauthor.com/

Kristin Cast link https://www.kcastauthor.com/home

House of Night link https://www.houseofnightseries.com/

StreetCats Inc. link http://www.streetcatstulsa.org/

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