Rescuing Horses from Slaughter

$8,935 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 74 people in 28 months

Second Chance at Cheekye Ranch (SCCR)
started with a slaughterbound pregnant mare.  She was dropped off at a kill pen where she and her foal would have eventually been shipped off to a meat factory to be killed without mercy.  A sister organization, True Faces of Slaughter pulled Piper and 24 others out of that situation.  After seeing how many horses have been sold into slaughter, to no fault of their own, and reading the statistics, we have decided to organize our efforts and save as many as we can, putting together a quality rehabilitation, training and rehoming program to give second chances to as many of these beautiful souls as possible.  SCCR is in the process of formally registering as a non-profit organization (legal registration pending).  We have accepted 24 rescues into the program and are looking to fund their feeding, care, rehabilitation and training to ensure greater adoptability when they are ready to find their forever homes.  So far, 15 of the 24 have found their new forever homes.  Further funds raised will be used to rescue other horses and put them through the same rehabilitative program.  This doesn't solve the greater problem but at the very least we will change the individual lives of each horse pulled out of those dire conditions.

Please click HERE to learn more about our program and the beautiful 70 acre rehabilitation/training centre for these horses.
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Wondering what is in store for SCCR for 2019? Well, let us tell you! There is never a lack of inspiration to guide our efforts at SCCR that is for sure.

But before we venture into 2019 wishes and goals, it is worth reflecting on our 2018 year to help us appreciate all the work done!

So, highlights for SCCR were:

• The incredible support for Kris’s nomination (in addition to the nomination itself!) for the Heros of Horses award which landed her the national honour! Thank you everyone for believing in Kris and what her and her supporters have accomplished at SCCR in just two years!

• Mission Impossible Rescue- 5 donkeys and 1 mini mule rescued from the kill pens in Manitoba. The call for immediate action and SCCR stepped up and stepped in with the help of dedicated supporters. Always with the help of supporters! That’s what makes the impossible so possible!

• Embracing and making space for the Pemberton Mares so the herd can have a protected space to flourish. It’s not easy taking in so many unhandled horses, the costs to keep them healthy and fed, and the infrastructure developed to make the space all add up. Yet, it is a pro-active step that was so necessary to keep these girls (and their babies!) from the eventual “round up to kill pen cycle”.

• Happy news is always mixed with sadness around SCCR – we are so pleased that 11 of our rescues were adopted to loving homes in 2018, yet, we can’t help to feel the sadness that comes from caring so deeply for these horses. It’s part of the toughness and dedication that we pride ourselves on... we have big hearts around here but also a big mission that keeps driving us.

So speaking of our mission and drive, now onto some of our 2019 wish list.

• We expanded from 21 horses in 2017 to 38 horses last year, so this year moving forward, we are focusing on our current rescues – getting some ready for adoption through socializing/training and getting the word out for those ready to adopt. Please help us spread the news!

• We know horses are awesome and provide us humans with so many amazing benefits socially, emotionally and physically. Being around horses, riding horses, caring for horses does wonders for our human souls. So, this year we will be developing partnerships with youth and adult services organizations to share the amazing therapeutic benefits of horses. It will be a win-win partnership, our rescues will get more socializing/training and the people in our communities will get healthy connections to horses and nature. Keep posted to hear about the programs that emerge!

• And of course, the other main goal of SCCR for 2019 is to keep our doors open so we can keep taking care of and making space for the horses (and donkeys) that are at risk of entering the Canadian Horse Meat industry! So, mark your calendars (it’s not too late to get your SCCR 2019 Calendar!) for the 3rd annual SCCR Fundraiser on July 13th, 2019!


And as always, your donations, social media shares, support are forever appreciated and needed! Lets make one last push to reach our original fundraising goal.. we are so close!

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Tis the season to wish everyone a healthy and happy Christmas!

And Tis the season for a new calendar too! With 2019 right around the corner, we are pleased to offer the SCCR calendar again with beautiful professional photographed pictures of our rescues.

For everyone donation over $100 through our gofundme campaign you will receive a calendar (for free :>)

Best wishes everyone- hope your holidays are great!

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Winter is coming, the Rain is here and we have been busy building shelters, getting paddocks shored up and trying to keep our available hay dry!

We have 4 new rescues since our last posting and they are adjusting well and will be up for adoption soon. The Beautiful fillies born in the summer are growing strong and the Manitoba boys (donkeys) are in with the herd and happy to have more space to roam and get into trouble :>

And our volunteers continue to amaze us – with their hearts and hands they care for the horses – mucking, watering, feeding and socializing our new rescues. The on-going support and involvement is so essential for the horses to regain people’s trust so we can find forever homes for them.

An updated website with a full listing of the horses saved, surrendered, under training and those we feel are ready for adoption is coming soon… we’ll keep you in suspension a bit longer :>

And did you hear? Kris Latham was successful in winning the 2018 Heros of Horses Award from Horse Canada Magazine! What an amazing recognition and the cash prize went to hay and a portion to help another Horse Rescue in BC …so together we can continue to help keep horses safe and out of the “kill buyers” hands! Thank you to all who put their vote in to help make this happen.

Second Chance at Cheekye Ranch is going into its 3rd year and our mission to “Rescue – Rehab – Rehome” continues to drive us daily. The drive is also fuelled by
our outrage that in Canada horses are continued to be slaughtered for human consumption.

We have the vision, the people, and the beautiful space at Cheekye Ranch, but we really couldn’t make this happen without your ongoing support.

Please share on social media, donate, and sign petitions for change. Whatever you can do is greatly appreciated and together we can make a difference.

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In our last update, we mentioned that a lot of good things have been happening, so we have compiled a brief timeline glance for 2018 of all the comings and goings at SCCR. Your support and contributions are helping to make this all possible!
 
So here it goes.. ready?
 
January 2018
• SCCR takes in 3 new beauties – Mac, a stallion, and Indie & Sydney (both of which were pregnant at the time!). So grateful for Belinda Lyall of BC Horse Angels for her leadership and dedication to make sure these beauties got out of the slaughter pipeline.
• Cohen, one of the “Pemberton Boys”, is adopted by Southlands Riding Club.

February 2018
• Danny, one of the rescues from the Pemberton Herd, is adopted by one of our very own volunteers, Sibylle, who had been working with Danny over the previous 8 months –clearly a special connection was made!
• SCCR takes in 8 rescues from a round up in BC interior and given a safe home and names! -  Pali, Caden, Maddie, Sweets, Dreamer, Avalon, Sully and Quinn are also known lovingly as the ‘Westside Wildies’.

April 2018
• Nothing like having two beautiful fillies born at SCCR to welcome in the Spring. Sydney and Indie give birth to two adorable fillies – moms and babes both healthy.
• Squamish Bottle Depot accepts bottle returns as donations to SCCR – every little bit counts! Thanks to Squamish Cleaning Company and Tammy James, who are integral to this fundraising initiative.
• Our sweet Denver, one of the Pemberton Boys from 2017 rescue, is adopted to a loving home in Aldergrove, BC!

May 2018
• Dawson, the last of the Pemberton boys, is adopted by another of our great volunteers and finds his home here at Cheekye Ranch!
• When we got word from Hooves ‘N Hounds, a rescue effort in Manitoba, about donkeys up for auction with kill pen buyers eyeing them up, SCCR didn’t hesitate and agreed to buy 6 of the donkeys to save them from their slaughter fate. We are so touched to have the incredible support of Harm Oostindie and Bert Williams who took on the adventure to go get the “Manitoba boys”  and bring them home to SCCR.
• The ‘Manitoba boys’ get foot care and vet care (gelding for all) and a good cleaning up! (they were filthy and tick invested).

June 2018
• Mac, Indie & Sydney, rescues from January leave SCCR along with their babies to their forever home! One big happy family!

July 2018
• SCCR takes in 9 mares from a Pemberton feral herd and one of the rescues (Maverick) gives birth to baby Felix less than 12 hours after arriving at SCCR! Phew.. just in time!
• Honey, also one of the recent Pemberton Mare rescues, gives birth to a filly, just as the final preparations and pre-fundraiser chaos is happening. Never a dull moment around here. Mom and babe (Bee) are doing great!
• 2nd Annual Hooves & Hearts Fundraiser – beautiful sunny day with great music, food, pony rides and amazing silent auction items – so grateful for the community support – thank you to all that came out and helped us make sure we can keep providing a safe place for horses (and donkeys).
• Our beautiful 3 year old Snapper moves on to a forever home. Snapper was the filly of Allie, one of three rescues back in Fall of 2015 that was the spark for Kris and supporters to create SCCR.
• Casey, pregnant and still nursing her eight month old baby Finnigan when she was rescued by SCCR back in 2016, is adopted along with Sweets (one of the recent Westside Wildies rescues) to a wonderful home in Pemberton.
• Gunner, rescued from the meat buyers in 2017, was adopted to a family in the Lower Mainland.
• Dreamer, part of the Westside Wildies rescues, also found a forever home in the Lower Mainland.  
• Wally, one of the 6 ‘Manitoba Boys’ rescued in May, is adopted to a home in Fraser Valley.

August 2018
• 2 more rescues join the SCCR community, Izzy and Pip, both were intercepted before they could enter the ‘round up – kill pen auction – slaughter’ cycle.
• Kris Latham is nominated for Horse Canada’s HERO’S OF THE HORSE CONTEST!!
• You can vote once every 24 hours, so vote often to support SCCR, and spread the word! Voting ends September 6, 2018      https://horse-canada.com/heroes-of-the-horse/?contest=photo-detail&photo_id=81131
 
So you can imagine - we have been busy! There were new paddocks built for the Westside Wildies, hay to buy, Vet and Ferrier costs to cover, auction bids to pay for, and transportation costs to cover. With Fall just around the corner, we will need to build a shelter for the Manitoba Boys and build a Hay barn!

We look forward to your continued support – in funds, social media shares, and/or a vote for Kris - Heroes of the Horses award!

Votes still be accepted until September 6th and the honour comes with a $2000 prize to help the horses.   https://horse-canada.com/heroes-of-the-horse/?contest=photo-detail&photo_id=81131

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Patricia Gail Anderson
25 months ago
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Please keep this page updated as it gives credibility to your campaign! Best of luck with the young "wildies"

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Dee Hildebrand
25 months ago

I was out to the ranch yesterday to visit the horses. There's been an addition of another 16 horses! Kris, Lisa and all the volunteers definitely have their hands full ... and spare time is at a premium. Please visit Second Chance Cheekye Ranch on FB by clicking the following link more recent activity at the ranch: https://www.facebook.com/secondchancecheekyeranch/

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Betty Lyons
20 months ago

Sorry I live in Nova Scotia, to far away. Good luck with the fundraising.

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Anonymous
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$1,000
The Latham Group Latham
2 months ago

Please send 10 calendars to 19 Farrow Rd, Brantford, Ont. N3T 0M4 ASAP Tksand Seasons Greetings

LD
$150
Lise Dahlstrom
2 months ago

all animals deserve a decent & safe life

$100
Anonymous
2 months ago
RT
$100
Ronelle Theron
2 months ago

The work you do is incredible. Thank you.

$150
Pam Nosworthy
3 months ago

I made my donation in memory of Donna Sprecher,my mom.She passed away July 2017.She was a horse lover and grew up working with them in Alberta. I know she would want me to help these beautiful animals when I can .

JZ
$75
Jessica Zallen
3 months ago

Birthday donation from Zoë and Adele

JL
$200
John Latham
3 months ago

Happy Birthday Kris

Patricia Gail Anderson
25 months ago
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Please keep this page updated as it gives credibility to your campaign! Best of luck with the young "wildies"

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Dee Hildebrand
25 months ago

I was out to the ranch yesterday to visit the horses. There's been an addition of another 16 horses! Kris, Lisa and all the volunteers definitely have their hands full ... and spare time is at a premium. Please visit Second Chance Cheekye Ranch on FB by clicking the following link more recent activity at the ranch: https://www.facebook.com/secondchancecheekyeranch/

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Betty Lyons
20 months ago

Sorry I live in Nova Scotia, to far away. Good luck with the fundraising.

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