Monday, November 29, 2010

What does it take to do Rescue?

[Author  Unknown]

    Your rescue "kit" should include:
  •  A heart of gold to accept those creatures that don't measure up as "perfect" in the eyes of the rest of the world.
  • The people skills of a salesperson. . . to convince those that are looking for perfection that they will find it in a rescue dog if they are willing to look a little deeper.
  • A heart of steel to be able to say no when there just isn't any more room for just one more dog.
  • The knowledge that you can't save them all.
  • The ability to smile and speak rationally when the 10th person for the day says "I don't want this stupid dog anymore. . . take him or I am gonna shoot him."
  • Some medical knowledge. . . or your rescue vet bill will be bigger than the national debt.
  • The fine art of fund raising. . . so your vet bill can be reduced to just under the size of the national debt.
  • Patience for: breeders who don't care, won't help, turn their backs and say it's not their problem.
  • Patience for: dogs that were incorrectly placed and come to rescue with so much excess baggage that you think they will never be adoptable.
  • Patience for: owners who want a quick fix.
  • Patience for: a world that no longer looks at life as a gift and the lives that we create as breeders as nothing short of miracles.
  • A sense of humor. . . because sometimes a smile on your face is the only way to hide the agony and turmoil in your heart.
  • A husband with housekeeping skills that are so outstanding that they could be highlighted in Good Housekeeping Magazine. . . so you can devote your time to all the rescues and be secure in the knowledge that the local Board of Health will not condemn your house.
  • Personal dogs that will tolerate the never ending stream of four legged orphans, waifs and street urchins that will start arriving the moment you say. . . "I have room."
  • Children that like being the "token" child to socialize every dog that comes thru the door. . . being able to say "good with kids" is a real selling point.
  • Magician skills so you can change anything that comes thru the door, from black tri male to long tail and brown eyes, into blue merle female, good with kids, housebroke, crate trained and obedience trained.
  • The ability to face the paperwork head-on and deal with it. . . or someone you can send it to and say. . . "Here, do something with this mess!"
  • Grooming skills for those ugly ducklings waiting for their chance to be a swan. . . with a little help from you.
I could go on but you probably get the picture. . . . None of us have all of these things but we all know that the business of rescue is a team effort. Each of us contribute what we can as a team member. Some of us cannot handle the dogs [or cats or birds or horses or rabbits or . . . ], but . . . there are other things that must be done.

Some only want to work with the dogs [themselves, or the cats or . . . ] . . .  so. . . leave the paperwork to those that like it. No matter what your situation is. . .  it is your willingness to help that is important.  ~  

Kimberly Wright -
Horse (and all) Animal Rescue
to donate use to address above
4214 County Road 3323
Greenville, Texas 75402
ph: 903-413-3253 (text or call)
rescue website currently under construction
c/o The 3W Ranch
*Horses are predictably unpredictable*
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
~Anatole France

Sunday, November 28, 2010

LUCKY DUCK Horse & Farm Animal Rescue: I am an Animal Rescuer ~ Anonymous

LUCKY DUCK Horse & Farm Animal Rescue: I am an Animal Rescuer ~ Anonymous

I am an Animal Rescuer ~ Anonymous

I am an Animal Rescuer~Anonymous

My job is to assist God's creatures.
I was born with the drive to fulfill their needs.
I take in helpless, unwanted, homeless creatures without planning or selection.I have bought dog food with my last dime.
I have patted a mangy head with a bare hand.
I have hugged someone vicious and afraid.
I have fallen in love a thousand times.
And I have cried into the fur of a lifeless body too many times to count.
I have Animal Friends and friends who have animal friends.
I notice those lost on the roadside and my heart aches.
I will hand raise a field mouse and make friends with a vulture.
I know of no creature unworthy of my time.
I want to live forever if there aren't animals in Heaven,but I believe there are.
Why would God make something so perfectand leave it behind?
Some may think we are masters of the animals,but the animals have mastered themselves...something people still haven't learned.
War and abuse make me hurt for the world,but a rescue that makes the news gives me hope for mankind.
We are a quiet but determined army and we are making a difference every day. There is nothing more necessary than warming an orphan,nothing more rewarding than saving a life,no higher recognition than watching them thrive.There is no greater joy than seeing a baby play who, only days ago, was too weak to eat.
By the love of those who I've been privileged to rescue,I have been rescued. I know what true unconditional love really is,for I've seen it shining in the eyes of so many, grateful for so little
.I am an Animal Rescuer.
My work is never done.
My home is never quiet.
My wallet is always empty,but my heart is always full.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Big John Belgian Draft Horse gelding needs our help.

  Big John's life before meeting his new owners, Gary and Linda, was sad at best. He spent his life tied up in a stall or constantly attached to a carriage. Eleven years ago Gary and Linda adopted Big John to make his life much happier. In his new home he can roam freely on the acres of green grass pasture with the other horses. Big John is one of the sweetest horses anyone could ever meet; always accepting an ear scratch or a yummy carrot. Sadly, Big John got very sick several months ago.
            The diagnosis from the vet is bladder stones; an illness very similar to that of gallstones or kidney stones in humans. What this means for poor Big John is that his urinary tract is blocked which only allows for dribbling when he urinates and there is also a great amount of puss built up in this area as well which direly needs to be drained. Since Big John fell ill, he has lost a great deal of weight and his ribs are now showing prominently. Though Big John eats and drinks well, this weight-loss continues for him. A vet visited Big John a month ago and removed much puss from his urinary tract and felt a stone in his bladder the size of the vet's fist—a stone that would eventually kill Big John if it ever came back.
            We need YOUR HELP to save Big John. By eventually bringing him to a vet we can determine the best route for Big John: whether it is the removal of the bladder stone or if there is a medication he can take to eventually rid himself of the stone. With simply $1.00 you can help save this poor horse. Please send any donations via US Postal Service to the address listed below with “For Big John” in the note, or through to either e-mail address: or - please choose 'gift' so no fees will be taken out.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Rescue update

Just a note to tell you what is going on here, 3 days ago our potbellied pig Lily (whom was rescued) had 6 little cute piglets all doing well so far.
We took some beet pulp and alfalfa cubes to Big John the Belgian Gelding with the bladder stone; my neighbor Cindy was kind enough to make him some FM 11 to put into his feed twice a day to see if it will help remove the stone.
Our blog is up now, please be sure to go check it out at;
I'm putting together a newsletter list, so be sure to email me at if you would like to be added.
My WONDERFUL sister is helping build our rescue site, so be patient.
We need help getting the funds together to help with April (belgian mare with cancer) as well as all our other critters for feed & hay so if you can give please do so using; and email address above. Or you can use US Postal mail to
Lucky Duck Horse & Farm Animal Rescue
c/o Kim Wright
4214 CR 3323
Greenville, TX 75402.
We have had alot of people offering to volunteer their services to help us but so far no one has shown up. I know this time of year everyone is busy but we would appreciate any help you can give; different ways you can help us.
1) SHARE this (you may have to copy and paste since there is no share link)
2) if you can send $ please do, it is needed more than you can know.
3) volunteer your time here, helpin to clean stalls, pens etc.. groom or just love on our critters.
4) We are in desperate need of shelters, if you or someone have some sitting around empty we can move out here please let us know. Of course please be in the East Texas area.
5) Feed or hay you can drop off here anytime. We also need horse blankets (quarter horse & draft horse)
6) if you can imagine what we need you probably got it right.

THANK YOU and please have a blessed Thanksgiving weekend.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Piglets for our Pot Bellied Pig Lily

Good morning; just wanted to tell you that our pot bellied pig Miss Lily had her babies yesterday evening.  On last count she had 6 of them, we knew she was pregnant when we took her in (rescue) and Miss Chomps is also pregnant, however we weren't expecting these little guys until Mid December!  (oops)
Piglets are so darn cute, eyes open and walking around within minutes of being born.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

LUCKY DUCK Horse & Farm Animal Rescue

Hello, we wanted to update you on our rescue status, because everyone of you have in some way helped us, support, sharing our site, word of mouth, monetarily etc...
We are currently working to bring in a Belgian Gelding 18 years old named Big John, he is having some medical issues and we will be seeing about them BUT we need your help to make sure he can get the care he needs.  Should he need some serious vet care we will try to help him get to a place more adept at giving him this care.
We just brought in last a little over a week ago a 11 year old mare named Taffy, she is part of our place here and is going no where so that her former owner can visit her anytime he wants.  She was NOT rescued but rehomed here.  A beautiful strawberry roan QH, a been there done that horse (barrel racer/ parades).
Our donkey the sheriff department gave to us "Jack Daniel" is still here and awaiting castration, which should be sometime this month.
We have several other rescues here and I will work on getting them all listed. We have several rehomed critters too. We also have our own animals we care for, some we bought, some were born here.
Due to start up costs and constant need of feed and hay; we are asking each and everyone of you to help share our needs to friends and family and we appreciate this more than you can imagine.
State of Texas non-profit forms are being completed and should be going in the week after Thanksgiving.
Our name "LUCKY DUCK Horse & all Animal Rescue is set in stone now, thanks to my WONDERFUL SISTER for taking time away from her busy schedule to get this up and running.  She is currently working on our Facebook page and rescue web-site.
A tad bit of history here LUCKY Duck is named after a very special duck named Skipper (4 years old) whom has a neurological problem since hatching and can't walk or swim upright, her human mama Tiffany has her on a pulley system so she can move into her bath, dry part of her cage and eat and drink when needed, each night Tiffany lovingly takes her into the trailer and puts her in her bucket full of hay so she can sleep.  Skipper is our mascot now and will always be, she is very chatty, loves to quack at you if you pay attention to her, she loves to be taken for walks via leash and harness. Tiffany is an exceptional person whom has a passion for her animals/birds with super organization skills when it comes to the critters.  She can't sleep unless every last one of them is safe and warm at night.  Tiffany is new to our area in Greenville, with over 20 years of dog/cat and livestock grooming, she is an added asset to our organization.  Should you need your critter groomed please contact her at 817-360-0228 (text or call) 'llama's, goats, sheep grooming as well aas dog and cats.
Our petting zoo is up and running on occassion, we have several critters that are part of it, it is called "Tiffany's Critter Corral" - once we have all fencing work done and get our shelters ready, we will then focus on giving all occassion parties (ie: birthday) when asked at our place or yours. We will be discussing prices for that, if interested please contact Tiffany at the above phone number to see what she can work out.
I would like to THANK also Chelsea whom is helping us get our exempt tax status and promoting us by making business cards, flyers and TRYING to set out donation jars at various places.
All donations can be given a receipt to write off on your taxes as you can do this 24 months prior to getting your non-profit status.
Last week our yard sale and petting zoo to promote our rescue as well as help us get some much needed funding went well considering the weather.  We brought in $211.09 .  We wanted to THANK all of you that came out, we got a few cute pictures of the kiddies with the petting zoo and hope to be able to use them in our rescue site.
We have gotten a few people whom want to volunteer to help us take care of the critters and we dearly appreciate the help.
With winter fast approaching we are in desperate need of funds to get shelters built and fencing up. If you can come donate supplies that would be wonderful, so many things we need to do yet.  We are definitely a work in progress!
I will be working on a list of items we need or help to get out to you, if you want to be removed from our newsletters via e-mail please reply to me at this address and I will do so. Otherwise THANK YOU again for taking the time to read this and if you can give to help us more THANK YOU!!!!!