2019 Board of directors announced
Announcing the 2019 AGHR Leadership Team
AGHR Woolsey fire update
AGHR horses and properties are safe. We were evacuated in Simi Valley on Nov. 9, but returned home without property damage and loss on Nov. 11. We appreciate the efforts of Lori Warling, Thomas Willers, Jeff Carey, Pam Dirickson, Robert Dellvon, and Deborah Greene-Dellvon, to keep our horses and property owners safe and clear of any danger. We appreciate the public's support. In honor of those who have lost their homes in Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, Malibu and Agoura Hills, we are selling over 100 tack items for fundraiser sale and will donate partial funds to families who are displaced and have nowhere to return to. Please consider purchasing some of our sale items to help with this fundraising effort to put lives back together.
How you can help AGHR
GIVING TUESDAY is November 27, 2018. Here are the best ways you can participate and help AGHR:
Join us This GIVING TUESDAY to support Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, Inc. in Dinwiddie, VA, and Simi Valley, CA. See the "Get Involved" Page on this website with applications in the resources tab - print out yours to turn in today!
Rescue coverage to expand to virginia
In 2019, our Rescue is expanding coverage area to Dinwiddie, VA. We will be working hand in hand with another rescue sanctuary program on anti-slaughter legislation and rescuing horses from the Tar Heel and Canbury Feed Lots on the East Coast, as well as rescuing horses from the Ventura and Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control/Animal Services agencies on the West Coast. We encourage Board Members and Volunteers, Sponsors and Donors, and Foster Caregivers, to get involved in the Dinwiddie, VA area, and the Simi Valley, CA area. Contact us for more information.
now is the time to apply for your aghr volunteer position!
We are actively recruiting 2019 Board of Directors and Chairpersons to fill critical roles in our organization. Positions we have available include: President, Treasurer, Secretary, Volunteer Coordinator, Outreach and Events Committee Chairperson, Director of Program Development (East Coast in Dinwiddie, VA/West Coast in Simi Valley, CA), Fundraising and Bequests Officer, and Volunteer Mentor/Pro Bono Parelli Horse Trainer. These are unpaid, volunteer positions, because we are 100% non-profit. These positions require a minimum 10 hour time commitment per month. Candidates must be over the age of 18, honest, communicative, collaborative, motivated, dedicated, and proactive. Board Member terms are 12 months, renewable up to three years service time. Join our Leadership Team for a wonderful learning experience and to make a huge difference in the community in Dinwiddie, VA, and Simi Valley, CA.
Congratulations to our auction winner
Congratulations to Mary Tappan on winning our fine art auction "Wild and Free" painting, signed by artist Theresa Paden. Your generous $600 donation was very helpful to our horse rescue and we sincerely appreciate this donation for this amazing auction item. We hope it will bring you joy in your home for years to come.
make a difference with a donation to AGHR!
From August 1 through August 15, we are having our Annual Fall Donations Drive Fundraiser. We are asking our followers and supporters to donate to our cause by purchasing something we need on our wish list. The following items are sold at Theresa's Country Feed Simi Valley, Moorpark Hay Company, Tractor Supply Company, Kahoots Feed Chatsworth/Moorpark, and Big Al's Feed Simi Valley, where we frequently shop for supplies:
1. Quality bales of orchard grass
2. Bags of Mountain Sunrise alfalfa/bermuda pellets
3. Gallons of Bronco Gold fly spray refill
4. Quarts of Bronco Gold fly spray bottles
5. Horse & foal size fly masks (no ears preferred, but with ears is fine)
5. Pelleted or crumbles psyllium (any brand)
6. Integrity Lite Senior Feed (Low Starch & No Molassas)
7. Bute medication
8. Annual Dewormer Rotation Packs (www.valleyvet.com)
9. Prestige 5 Way + WNV Vaccinations (www.unitedvetequine.com)
10. Equi-Nile West Nile Virus Vaccinations (www.unitedvetequine.com)
11. Pine shavings
12. Pelleted pine shavings
13. Cedarest bedding
14. Antibiotic ointment
16. Vet wrap
17. Hoof thrush medication
18. Waterproof horse blankets (size 74, 76, or foal size) (used, clean, excellent condition fine)
19. Fringe to sew on the bottom of our fly masks to keep flies from making mouth summer sores
20. Bags of wheat bran & gallons of mineral oil (to store for colick emergency)
21. Rubber stall mats (affordably priced at Tractor Supply Company)
22. Metal feed cans
24. Himalayan salt rocks
25. Parelli Natural Horsemanship Training Tools & Equipment (used excellent condition fine)
26. Printer paper
28. Postage stamps
29. Gift cards/certificates to Theresa's Country Feed Simi Valley, Moorpark Hay Company, Kahoots Feed Chatsworth, Kahoots Feed Moorpark, Big Al's Feed Simi Valley
30. In-kind donations of any amount ($1 and up are all tax-deductible)
31. Pro-Bono Photography, Videography, Graphic Arts Printing, Tshirt Printing, Horse Training
All of our horses need increased sponsorship. But we are also in need of generous donations to help us off-set costs.
You can also easily donate things to have them delivered to us via our AmazonSmiles Wish List. Ordering via AmazonSmiles will help provide us with donations of items we need, and amazon will also donate a .5% fund for each purchase to our rescue for fundraising. Here is the link if you would like to use it to make a donation or share it with others: http://www.animalguardianshorserescue.org/donate.html
Here is our PayPal address: (If you don't want PayPal to take fees, then send it to "Friends & Family - email@example.com"). https://www.PayPal.Me/AGHorseRescue
For the next two weeks, we are asking our friends and supporters to please make a contribution, anything helps...and share this email with all of your contacts, asking them to do the same. We are offering a fun and simple contest for the next two weeks...
1. Make a purchase from our wish list.
2. Photograph yourself with the items you have purchased.
3. Email us your photograph with a brief statement about what you purchased, where you got it, from what wish list, and why you chose to purchase your donations for our rescue. Tell us what the rescue means to you and why you choose to help support our cause.
We will highlight the "Most Generous" donor, the "Silliest" donor, the "Most Frequent" donor, and the "Most Active" donor, on our social media pages and website. Winners will be announced around Aug. 15. Winners will receive a free rescue Tshirt and an equine portfolio for the horse of your choice. All donors who contribute to this Donations Drive will receive a thank you note, recognition on our social media pages, and donors over $75 in contributions will receive a tax-deductible receipt in the mail. Tax receipts can be available for any amount purchase by request.
The donor who contributes the greatest amount of valuable goods from our wish list will receive an invitation to come and meet our horses and take photos and pet and groom them in a special one-on-one day.
Every dollar counts. And every horse needs additional supplies.
Let's make this Fall Donations Drive the BEST one EVER!!! Please participate and let's have fun doing this great little contest for a great cause!
Animal Guardians Horse Rescue wins Natural Horsemanship education grant
Animal Guardians Horse Rescue is excited to announce that we have won a Natural Horsemanship Education Grant from the Parelli Foundation in Scottsdale, AZ, on May 20, 2018! We are proud to be affiliated with this premier horse training and public education program, and are thrilled and excited about the new and exciting programming and equipment we will purchase with this grant fund to train our horses, horse caregivers, and volunteers! 2018 is proving to be a fantastic year for AGHR so far!
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In honor of a beautiful soul, sienna
Animal Guardians Horse Rescue, Inc. is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our sweet angel Sienna, who lost her battle to a tragic colon twist colic emergency on March 25, 2018. To end her suffering, AGHR had no other option than to humanely euthanize this beautiful 28-year-old Morgan mare. She will forever live in our hearts as a playful, loving, youthful soul, with tons of love to give and joy in her being. We have created this memorial fund campaign to help recover the $1900 spent on Sienna's emergency vet bill, humane euthanasia and cremation. Please help us make a donation so we can sustain our funds for our other beautiful senior horses in the sanctuary and for Lullaby, our precious hardship case pit bull. We need help from the public to regain and recover, both emotionally, and financially, from this very traumatic and difficult loss of a beautiful life. Donors and rescue family members will be invited to attend a memorial ceremony by the ocean in a few weeks, when we say our last goodbye and throw a white flower into the ocean to show our respects and prayers for this beautiful horse who has given us so much joy. She will forever run in greener pastures, pain free, and mane flowing in the wind. We will also celebrate Texas, our sweet ranch horse who crossed the rainbow bridge in October 2017.
You can make a tax-deductible contribution towards Sienna's Memorial Fund in two ways
Wall of Love Giving Grid:
Click on a heart and make a tax-deductible donation, and then send the link to all of your friends and correspondences online, encouraging them to participate as well.
Thank you for your kindhearted and generous support.