As we move into the excitement of a new year, and all it holds we can't help but to look back at the accomplishments of 2012.
To recap: P.F.E.R. helped 13 horses in 2012. 6 were adopted, 5 are available to adopt, and we had to sadly say goodbye to 2.
Jasmine, Rosie, and Red came to us in 2011, and had not been adopted by the beginning of the new year. Jasmine is still available for adoption, Rosie was adopted by Laura Trouard in August, and Red was humanely euthanized in March after a fatal tumor was discovered in his abdomen.
In January we received 2 horses from the Santa Clara County Animal Shelter; a TB mare named Rio, and a TB gelding named Chandler. Chandler was adopted in March, and Rio was with us until September when she had to be humanely euthanized due to a very serious and painful infection.
In April we received Austen, a stunning dapple grey gelding, from the animal shelter. He was quickly adopted in May. Barney, a grade gelding was also at the shelter in April but went into a foster care home. From there he was also adopted in May.
Belle, an arabxQH, and George, a paint gelding, both came from the shelter in July and are still available for adoption. Only a couple days after the arrival of those two horses we also took in 2 abandoned horses, Ruth and Naomi, in the beginning of August. Naomi was adopted in November, and Ruth is available for adoption.
Dixie was rescued and adopted in 2011, but had to be returned in August of this year. She was adopted again in October. Our newest resident, Pete, was abandoned and we welcomed him in November. He will be available for adoption in 2013.
It has been a whirlwind year for Perfect Fit Equine Rescue. Although I dove into horse rescue back in 2010, and started the paperwork in 2011, P.F.E.R. did not become a tangible reality until this year. I am so excited to continue with this crazy journey of horse rescue and want to express my deepest thanks to each and every person supporting me. -Laura Trouard