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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!

PER Needs Your Support

Panhandle Equine Rescue would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and also thank you for your continued support in helping us to continue our mission of helping horses in need for the past ten years.  As 2015 comes to an end, we are counting on your contribution, so we can help the many horses that are still suffering from abuse and neglect.  The coldest months of the year are upon us and it is especially hard on those who simply don’t have enough body weight to keep them warm.  These horses are usually reported by local residents when they are down for several hours or even days and don’t appear to be able to get up on their own.  Sadly, for some horses it may be too late. This poor filly had been down for days before she was reported.  The photograph was taken by PER investigators on the coldest day of the year and at this time she was still alive.  She suffered at the hands of her neglectful owner, who was arrested at the scene.  Unfortunately, this horse couldn’t be saved and had to be humanely euthanized by a veterinarian.  This is the reality of what we are facing this winter. PER currently has 25 horses in foster care; eight of them were rescued this year.  Lisa was one of the eight and she has already been adopted into a wonderful home.  Smarty, Grace, Hope, Sadie, Scarlet, Trouble and Chance (born after rescue) are still in need of a home.                                         

This year, two senior horses, 28-year-old Thunder and 23-year-old Dusty, who were both adopted from PER several years ago were returned due to life circumstances that couldn’t be helped. That is our promise to each horse that we rescue. In the event that the adopter can no longer keep them, they are required to be returned to PER or transferred to a new, pre-approved, home. We offer these horses a lifetime safety net ensuring that they will never end up being neglected or abused again. Taking on the responsibility of so many horses for their entire life is a huge commitment that we are willing to take.  But we need your help to make sure that horses like 8 month old Scarlet and 3 month old Chance will have a safe place to come to if their adoption home can no longer keep them.       

It is time for 2015 tax deductible contributions to be made and we are hoping to receive your support this year. Since it is the season of giving, if you have a special someone who is hard to buy for, you may want to consider donating in their honor, and they will be happily surprised when they receive the special gift of an acknowledgement from PER.  Or you may want to donate in memory of a person or pet that has passed on. There are several ways you can give to help the horses: 1. Mail a check to PER, P.O. Box 777, Cantonment, FL.  32533 2. Go through Paypal on our website:  www.panhandleequinerescue.org . Call or stop by and add funds to our account at the following locations: HH Feed & Seed, 1280 Hwy. 97 in Molino, FL.   850-587-3179Farm and Nursery Mart, 7460 Pine Forest Rd., Pensacola, FL.   850-944-5700Mannings Country Store, 5493 Alabama St., Milton, FL.   850-623-2426 No amount is too small.  The horses will thank you for it.    PER wishes you a safe and blessed Christmas.   

Family Pictures with Santa at Tractor Supply

PER will be setting  up a photo booth with Santa for children and pets at the Tractor Supply in Pensacola on Saturday, December 5th from 10 AM to 3 PM.  A donation of $7.00 to sit with Santa will go towards caring for the rescue horses.  We will also have holiday baked goods available for a donation of any amount.  Bring your kids and pets in their favorite holiday attire for a special visit with St. Nick!  Adults may participate also!  This event will be a lot of fun!  Hope to see you there!santa family