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URGENT NEEDS (updated May 2009)

All donations are tax
All donations are tax-deductible -- we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Shelters, gutters, Purina Strategy & Sr. feed, Bahia grass seed and/or sod.  We need monetary donations to help with holistic and traditional vet care, farrier and dentist bills.  We decided to give an explanation (see below) for a few of the items in order for people to understand why we need, not want, but need an item.  Our rescue is in hot and humid Florida; and we have very, very little shade on 17.5 acres.  Most of our horses have special needs and are not readily adoptable.  Shelters, shade, fans, even a stackable washer/dryer, and other items on our list may be considered by some people as "want" items vs. needed items.  If it is thought out, and logic is applied, it should become apparent why the item(s) is on the list.  If it is not, or if anyone has any questions, please feel free to email us. 
 

HORSE & RESCUE NEEDS

Paved driveway
with culvert

The driveway, which is near the top of the property, is made of lime rock - as is the main road by the rescue.  When it rains the driveway washes out and deep, unsafe ruts are formed - ruts that end up going through main paddocks.  We have had trucks pulling trailers, with horses loaded, get stuck in the driveway.  They sometimes park in the road to load and unload and this is dangerous - the road is very narrow and other vehicles can't pass.  After rains we try to fix this as best we can with the tractor but it is always a temporary fix.  We have talked to the county about this problem but the bottom line is that the driveway is our issue and the only way to fix it is to put in a better driveway with a culvert.  There simply are never any funds for this because of the high costs of feed, hay, vet bills, overhead costs, etc.

       
Gutters
(and fascia board)

We desperately need gutters at the barn/workshop building and on 3 shelters in order to prevent erosion and make it safer for horses and humans. 

       
Hedges for
a windbreak
One side of the property is bordered by a lime rock road.  When a vehicle goes down the road a lot of dust is created which usually blows into the paddocks.  We also have mighty winds that blow dust and dirt from the road.  We've had to treat a couple of horses for eye scratches caused by the blowing sand/dirt.  Having a wind break will cut down on the blowing dust and sand and they may also help with very cold winds that come across the pastures in the winter.  Ask any of our volunteers and I'm sure they'll agree that whatever the temperature is in Ocala, it is usually at least 5 degrees hotter or colder here.
       
Driveway gate
(heavy duty)

Shelters for shade Flyspray (Endure) Golf cart, electric
Driveway gate motor

Barn Fly System Shade trees Pallet forks for tractor
Bahia sod - lots of it! 3 step mounting block Fly spray system for barn

Biotin Hoof Supplement
Corta-Flx (liquid)

ABC Probiotics Perry's Hoof Oil Shelter for hay storage
Run-in shelters (5) 200' 1 1/4" PVC
water line

ProZyme Security lights (3)
Stall mats (8) Cowboy Magic Detangler

Shavings (fine) Break away halters
Pasture automatic waterers

Security monitors Flexible tine harrow No climb 4' fence wire
Fence Puller      
       
Seasonal:

     
Pull behind spreader Bahia grass seed Pull behind weed sprayer Gear driven sprinklers
       

We rehabilitate and care for neglected, abused, surrendered, and abandoned horses.  Often, horses have been injured, have not received needed medical care, some have been starved, abused and mistreated and no longer trust humans.  We work hard to return each horse to its optimum health (mentally and physically).  When the horse is ready, we provide necessary training and conditioning.  When a horse is ready for a new home, our goal is to place the horse in a carefully screened, loving forever home where it will be asked to do no more than what the horse is comfortable doing. 

It takes a tremendous amount of time, work, energy, and money to help the horses and to keep the rescue operating.  Monetary donations are appreciated but we can also use donations of items listed above.  All monetary donations go directly to the feed and care of the horses - no amount is too small!  All donations are tax deductible.
 

IMPORTANT:  In accordance with Chapter 496, Florida Statutes, the Solicitations of Contributions Act, the following information is provided:

Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue, Inc., Registration No.:  CH21245

"A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE."

 

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