In this episode, Ann Firestone of Save Your Ass Long Eared Rescue joins Jec in California-to-New Hampshire phone conversation. Ann has been ardently devoted to this mule and donkey non profit for years. I remember profiling her for NickerNews a decade ago when I was living in Maine. Here’s a more recent post.
As the holiday season is upon us, I think it’s important to remember that non profits like SYA need help 12 months out of the year. I’m thinking also of the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals, which this year took in 20 horses that were surrendered to the state. It’s sad and uplifting at the same time – sad that people can be incorrigible and do horrible things to animals and uplifting that folks at so many rescues are doing right by these animals.
Hope you enjoy the brief chat with Ann and Jec. And maybe consider opening your wallet a tad and donating to your favorite rescue or split what you can afford and donate to two.
We thank Lucerne Farms for their sustaining sponsorship. Lucerne is a forage company based in Northern Maine. Forage is chopped hay, an excellent option when you can’t have your horse on pasture or when you need to add calories and nutrients to your horses’ diet.
We would like thank Kate’s Real Food and Patagonia WorkWear for their continued support. Please support them as they support us and what we’re doing.
Ann, the founder of Save Your Ass, is not only dedicated but runs a drama-free organization that is truly looking to do the best for their donkey and mule charges. I have been donating and volunteering my money and time for years. Why? because the money goes right to the animals and my time spent with the animals, helping them with body and energy work is deeply appreciated by the two and four-legged. As an animal communicator, I am able to discover some of the needs the animals have. This is helpful in finding future homes that match the animal’s desires.
Giving to Save Your Ass – and who doesn’t like that name – is a gift worth giving!