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.