The Re-Rescue of Shari
In November of 2014, FAAAS received this 20 year young ex-broodmare, Trekehner Warmblood mare “Shari” as an owner surrender. As with all of our rescues, if we cannot provide them refuge on our property, we seek out qualified and loving homes. These animals are placed under our First Right of Refusal agreement to insure their safety and return to us if the horse should fall into an unfavorable situation again. Though we do our best through background checks and references, there is no way to know for certain that the animal won’t need us to step in again. We keep up with our adopters through calls, emails and social media, pictures and videos…but even then, sometimes situations turn bad, as is now the case for Shari.
Less than 48 hours ago we were informed by some concerned citizens in SC that Shari’s adopter had been neglecting Shari at Salt Water Stables and that authorities had intervened. Thanks to these folks, we immediately began doing what we do best: kick our rescue efforts into high gear!! By yesterday afternoon this adopter was charged with animal cruelty and our rescue team here in Ohio was on the road to re-rescue sweet Shari. Our thanks to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department Animal Control and Beaufort County Animal Control, who worked diligently for us to insure we could bring Shari home to Ohio ALIVE.
Thanks, once again, to our amazing, selfless friend and volunteer, David Lyons and his father who didn’t think twice about jumping into their truck and rigging up our trailer to make the more than 1,400 mile journey within hours of discovering that Shari was in need. Now Shari, an innocent victim of neglect and abuse, is beginning her long journey home to begin a lengthy rehabilitation once again. But as a friend of FAAAS reminded us yesterday, with our patience, care, love and understanding she will once again thrive.
Shari’s care will place a tremendous burden on our already challenged budget and we’re appealing to all of our friends for your compassion and support! Every donation of any amount will be greatly appreciated and tax deductible.