Trigger and Bo Rescued

Trigger and Bo Rescued

On 7-14-16, PER assisted Escambia County Animal Control by taking in two emaciated horses that were seized from a property in Molino, FL. Bo is very thin, but Trigger is extremely emaciated. Charges have not been filed, but the investigation remains open. Donations are needed to aid in their rehabilitation. Please help by sending your tax deductible contribution to PER, P.O. Box 777, Cantonment, FL. 32533 or you can use paypal by clicking on the DONATE NOW button. Every little bit helps. Bo and Trigger are counting on all of us to help them.

Trigger and Bo Rescued

On 7-14-16, PER assisted Escambia County Animal Control by taking in two emaciated horses that were seized from a property in Molino, FL. Bo is very thin, but Trigger is extremely emaciated. Charges have not been filed, but the investigation remains open. Donations are needed to aid in their rehabilitation. Please help by sending your tax deductible contribution to PER, P.O. Box 777, Cantonment, FL. 32533 or you can use paypal by clicking on the DONATE NOW button. Every little bit helps. Bo and Trigger are counting on all of us to help them.

2016 Benefit Ride

Our 2016 Annual Benefit Ride For Rescue was a huge success! The weather was perfect and we had a great turnout. There are so many people to thank for the success of this ride.

Thanks to all who participated in this event. In spite of the rainy forecast, 65 riders attended and rode a trail of eight challenging and fun obstacles.

We had over 40 volunteers that did a wonderful job. The judges, kitchen helpers and pavilion team worked well together, were very professional and took extra steps to make everything perfect. We are also grateful to the volunteers who got out there and hustled for prize donations.

Special thanks to ride coordinator, Vickie Bell and also Kim Gallagher, who partnered with her on handling the obstacles. A lot goes into marking the trail, finding the perfect spot for each obstacle and getting them set up.

We also appreciate Nicole Eagle for driving from Niceville to be Vickie’s assistant.

Safety riders, Cheryl Melaven and Lori Toner did an awesome job stepping in just in case a rider encountered problems and also making sure everyone got in safely.

The judges did an awesome job playing the part of a cartoon or superhero character, in addition to decorating their obstacle!

The food was delicious! Thank you Matt Bell and Kelly Crabtree for grilling the hamburgers and hot dogs. Additional thanks to Donna Thompson for providing the baked beans and Mimi McClelland and Mimi Debroux for baking the cookies. All of the food was provided by generous donors, allowing all proceeds to go to the horses.

Congratulations to the winner of this year’s raffle for the Yeti Cooler Package; Sonja Roberts of Cantonment, FL.

PER would like to thank the following for donating prizes, food, silent auction items and cash donations:

Pensacola Imports

Kingline Equipment; Cantonment

Karen Tucci

Linda Corwin

Texas Roadhouse; Pensacola

Texas Roadhouse; Milton

Parlor Room

Halls Hardware; Milton

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse

Ollies Neighborhood Grill

Pace Vet Clinic

Pat Lienhart

John Lyons

Tony Stepleton

Mannings Feed & Seed

Jim and Nancy Way

Grocery Advantage; Cantonment

Warren & Mimi Debroux

Cracker Barrel

Sackheim Dental

Tractor Supply; Milton

Ali Bell

Bill and Georgia Brazzell

Y Buy Nu; Cantonment

Carpenters Campers

Mitra Ardelan

Susan Brandenburg of Shears Unlimited

Cindae Booth of Camelot Junction

Smokey’s Real Pit Bar-B-Que

Montana Silversmiths

Fillys Produce; Cantonment

Coin and Bullion of Pensacola

Wind Creek Casino & Hotel

Cheryl Nelson

Terry Bryan

Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Way Bail Bond, Inc.

Long Horn Steakhouse; Pensacola

Farm and Nursery Mart

Robert Kerrigan

Barry Beroset

Gulf Beach Nursery

Tractor Supply; Pensacola

HH Feed & Seed

Elaine Harris

Donna Thompson

Matt & Vickie Bell

Subway; Cantonment

Sharlene Kenney

Classy Cats Thrift Store

Sassy Seconds Consignment

Walter and Medora Mullins

Mimi McClelland

We did our best to mention all donors, but if we have forgotten anyone, please let us know and we will add you to the list.

To view photos of the event go to:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1117928361593456.1073742042.151094934943475&type=3

We hope to see you at the ride next year!

Panhandle Equine Rescue’s 11th Year!

Today marks our 11th year since Panhandle Equine Rescue became an organization! We have come a long way because of the support from our community.

PER has received 90 horses into our rescue program since inception on February 1st, 2005. All of our program horses are guaranteed a lifetime safety net, meaning that if an adopter or foster can no longer keep the horse, they are required to return them to PER. That is our promise to each of our rescues, that they will never be neglected, abused or abandoned again.

We have helped hundreds of other horses through educating owners with the goal that they take responsibility for their own horses in order that they may keep them. We have also assisted in the placement of many county horses.

Currently, we have 22 horses in our foster program, who are depending on us for proper nutrition and care. It is because of you that we are able to provide that until they find their forever homes.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our donors, sponsors, members, volunteers, fosters, adopters or anyone who has referred someone to us or spoken positive about PER. Without you, we could not have helped so many equines. With your continued support, we look forward to helping many more horses in the years to come!

Volunteers Needed

Panhandle Equine Rescue is seeking volunteers for our Benefit Ride that is being held on Saturday, March 19th at the Coldwater Recreation Park Horse Stables in Milton, FL.  For this ride to be a success, we must have plenty of people who are willing to help.  There are several positions that need to be filled, such as working the pavilion, which includes the yard sale table, sales table, etc.  Also, setting up, tearing down, kitchen crew, after dinner clean up, judges at the obstacles, fill ins, etc.   

 

This is our biggest fundraiser and it is only two months away, so please let me know asap if you are available to help.  Most positions require volunteers to be at the park by 7:00 AM.   This is an all-day event, so be prepared to stay if necessary.  If you haven’t been to the horse stables, directions will be provided. 

 

All volunteers are asked to wear a PER logo shirt OR a name tag.  They must also sign a waiver that will be provided by the Volunteer Coordinator, Diane Lowery or the Pavilion Team Leader, Georgia Brazzell.

 

Please review the following positions and let me know how you would like to assist.

 

Ask for Prize Donations (can be anything, we can all do this at businesses we trade at; can be a gift certificate/card or item; if you need donation or item receipts, determination letter showing our non-profit status or ride flyer, just let me know and I can email to you)

Load cargo trailer at PER on Thursday, March 17th at 1:00

Unload cargo trailer at Coldwater on Friday, March 18th around noon

Take prizes from kitchen to pavilion on Saturday morning, March 19th at 6:30 AM

Kitchen Help and Servers

Collect lunch tickets at the door

Sales Table

Yard Sale Table; must be horse tack savvy

Raffle Ticket Table

New or Like New Tack Table

Obstacle Judge

Clean up crew after lunch; includes wiping down kitchen, dining room tables, putting benches on tables, sweeping and mopping kitchen and dining room, taking trash out to dumpster

Load cargo trailer back up after event

Fill ins (Ready and Available to fill in for anything!)

 

We will be holding a ride meeting at the PER facility on Sunday, February 7th starting at 1:00 if anyone would like to attend. 

 

We are looking forward to this year’s ride!

 

Thanks in Advance,

 

Diane Lowery

President

Cantonment Seizure

Escambia County Animal Control removed several animals from a Cantonment property on 6-17-15 when it was discovered that there was inadequate food and water. A total of sixteen animals including three pot-bellied pigs, four goats, two cows, five horses, one donkey and one mule were brought into the custody of Escambia County. Three of the horses were taken to Panhandle Equine Rescue, where they could receive closer monitoring and rehabilitation. Charges have not been filed as of this date. PER is in critical need of donations, since we took in three more horses less than a month ago. If you can help, please send your tax deductible contribution to P.E.R., P.O. Box 777, Cantonment, FL. 32533 or use Paypal on our website; www.panhandleequinerescue.org

To see photos go to our facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.971015122951448.1073742015.151094934943475&type=3&uploaded=22