Wild Rose Equine Rescue & Sanctuary
Phone: 780-604-3233 or 780-242-8484
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Paypal address: email@example.com
Fundraising Drives on TWR: Conquistador Veterinary Care Fund, Manitoba Former PMU mares,
Description of Rescue
Include: Corporate Status: non-profit
Location: Gibbons, Alberta CANADA Size: We operate out of an 80 acre farm. Our herd fluctuates in size depending on how slow the year is. Some months we will adopt out as many as 5 or 6 horses and other times we have a lapse of 5-6 months with nothing moving. We have to be patient and keep working with the horses until they find the appropriate home.
Years of Operations: In operation since 2006; board members have been individually rescuing and re-habilitating horses for many years; wasn't until fall of 2006 that we became an organized group with one cause.
Type of Rescue: Rahabilitation/Rehoming/Adoption; OTTB's and Off The Track Standardbreds have and always will be our main focus, but with the amount of horses in this world as well as the people who seem to be neglecting them we will not turn down other breeds.
Fostering procedures: Foster homes are screen the same as if you were adoptiong a horse from us. We ask them to fill out our Pre-Adoption Questionnairre as it has the same questions we need to know be it that you are adopting/fostering or free leasing. Foster homes take care of everything other then major vet, so ferrier/dentist/food/housing/general care & maintanance of the horse. Fostering is free but we do require that you have other horses or are willing to foster 2 as we believe a horse should never be by itself. And that you have horse experience, that is vital as we are entrusting the main care of one of our horses to you and that is a large responsibility. We do onsite visit's of our foster horses to be sure everything is going good. We ask that pictures be sent to us on a regular basis so that we can keep tabs on progress and such.
Adoption policies: To be able to adopt from us you MUST be 18 yrs or older. We do not allow minor to adopt from us unless they have parental concent as well as the parents are involved in the process. We ask that our potential adopters fill out our pre-adoption Questionnairre. This ask's many questions that helps us truely get to know the person who is wanting to adopt from us. We also ask for 3 references, we perfer the references to be ferrier/vet/equine dentist/trainer. Once we have contacted your references, your application is brought forward to the board and we check to see if there are any red flags coming up on why we shouldn't adopt to you. Usually everyone gets approved for the adoption, very rarely do we not approve and if so you will get a phone call notifing you that you have not been approved and why we feel you would not be suited to adopt the horse in question. After you have been approved, you will be asked to come out and view the horse of your liking, you may do this before the pre-adoption questionnaiire is filled out but doing the PAQ first will speed along the process. You may interact with the horse of you're choosing as well as ride if broke. If you do decide you would like to adopt we have our Adoption Contract that must be signed. We have a strict non-breeding clause for all mares in our care, any stud's that come into WRERS are gelded ASAP and any that can't be due to age and are adopted out before they can be MUST be done by the adoptive home ASAP with a vet record of the proceedings. We retain ownership of the horse for 1 year upon you adopting it, after that you are a certificate of ownership. We also give you 30 days to bring the horse back if things aren't working out. We ask that you never resell this horse via auction or to a meat buyer, it must be privately sold if ever. We also ask that you give us right of first refusal to the horse if you do decide to sell.
Source of Horses: Auctions & Feedlots. Law Enforcement places equine seized in neglect/starvation cases with us. Private surrenders.
Operating procedures: Visitors are welcome anytime by appointment only please.
List of other rescues this rescue works with.
Island Equine Rescue & Rehabilitation Society
Bear Valley Rescue
Northern Alberta Society for Animal Protection
Prince George Equine Rescue
Horse Around Rescue
Conquistador...Colt born April 3rd, 2007. He coliced shortly after birth and required emergency surgery. Cost of the surgery exceeded $5200.00. FOB's have been very generous in donating almost $1000 towards his care
Casper, Brandy, Bonnie & Navajo; 4 former PMU mares needing transport to Alberta so they can find new homes [IMG][/IMG]
Feedback from FOBs
We havent been lucky enough to have any FOB's drop by and visit, but any who wish to are more than welcome. Here is our thread on Conquistador []
Questions from FOBs
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