Today is a very sad day for us as we say goodbye to Zip.

Since last mid-winter, Zip's arthritis has drastically advanced, leaving his hind end near crippled and forcing him to deal with near-constant pain. None of the numerous medications nor treatments he's received have provided him with any long-term relief. We feel that now the best thing we can do for him is release him from his suffering, with dignity, before the day comes he is unable to get up and experiences the panic and trauma that can come with having to make these decisions "on a moment's notice" and before the crisp air and slippery grounds of fall arrive and increase his discomfort further.

He has had a wonderful time of late, with our volunteers and staff spoiling him and loving on him as all have said their goodbyes, and though it's so hard to do, we know in the end he will finally feel relief from his suffering.

Run free, Zip . . .

Frosty's Fencing Fundraiser

Frosty's Fencing Fundraiser

We had a rather scary episode on Friday that we're taking immediate action on. Frosty (who is blind and very fearful of touch) broke out of his fencing and ended up in the pond. Thanks to some quick thinking and incredible work by several wonderful people, he is back in and okay, but we need to upgrade the fencing in his area to make sure he stays in and safe!

We need 68 treated boards (2x6x10) at $15/board, plus hardware to mount, figuring roughly about $1000 for the project. Would you please consider donating a board or two to this worthy project? (2 boards = $30, etc.) Paypal donation works best, and please select the "Friends and Family" option to avoid fees. Paypal to, or checks can be mailed to AGES, W4985 County Road FF, Elkhart Lake, WI, 53020. Thank you!!!

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Hay Angels

Just a few moments after putting our last round bale in one of the feeders.....God sent us angels!! We are so deeply touched by the kindness and generosity of the Wilson family of Mayville for donating 50 (yes more than I've ever seen on a trailer!) large bales of fantastic right off the field large squares!! We're talking $3000 donation there folks! We continue to be blessed beyond measure and it never ceases to amaze John and I ! 

Also huge thank you to Nick & Tanya Moths from Lone Star Farm of Kiel, Wisconsin for stepping up to go pick up and haul this load from Mayville off the field!!! Please let these angels know how much we so appreciate their love of horses and giving spirit!!!!

Transport Found!

HUGE SHOUT OUT to Tanya Schickowski and Nicholas Moths from Lonestar Farm for generously offering to pickup the donated hay from Mayville and deliver to us here in Elkhart Lake. A semi load of large freshly cut bales of hay!! We are humbled by their generosity and invite you all to also extend a group hug to these amazing people!!!