Tiny Tales Pony Rescue
iny Tales Pony Rescue Society began as a dream 10 years ago, with a mother/ daughter duo looking to find their niche
Here is my stepdaughter riding one of our ponies who came so emaciated we thought he wouldn’t make the trip. He now lives on a backyard farm, loved very much and ridden lightly by two little kids. in the horse world. In 2012 the dream became a reality and has been gaining speed as a registered charity ever since. Tiny Tales has chosen to keep our intake on a smaller scale; ensuring we always have the funds to offer quality vet, farrier and nutritional care at all times. It is our belief ‘mini’ is mighty! The rescue has been fortunate enough to find some exceptional homes for our surrenders. The process to adopt begins through an application and follows with reference checks and an adoption contract, which includes a first right of refusal clause to ensure the ponies and horses adopted will always have a home for life. Tiny Tales has had its share of heartache. Two of the surrenders have had to be laid to
By Marilyn Pay
rest based on vet recommendation. But we have had many successes as well, including finding a home for a very nervous pony that had been physically abused with a 2x4 piece of wood. It is a sad, dark area of the horse world that many find hard to believe funnels into the world of “cute and adorable” ponies. Abuse, however, is not always the case with these rescues. In some instances lack of knowledge, time or money or life changes, force the surrender of these ponies and horses. We rely entirely on the generosity of the public to care for these ponies and horses. With greater funding we can offer even more opportunities to ponies and horses in need. We currently have a handful of fantastic volunteers who donate their time and energy to the rehabilitation of our rescues. Donations are greatly appreciated in the form of monetary, gifts or time. Tax receipts can be issued where applicable. We have been fortunate enough to just find wonderful homes for 2 of our ponies. This has We currently have up for adoption: left space for Tiny Tales to take in 2 Memphis the Morgan, and Dallas the Appy. more equines in need. Our rescue is located in Ladner BC but we are of anybody - or you would like to find out lucky enough to have professional haulers more about Tiny Tales Pony Rescue Society, to help us haul equines from all over BC to please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or the farm. Should you need to surrender a follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/ pony/horse for any reason - or if you know ponyrescue. Thank you for your support!
Dogwood Appaloosa Club of BC
By Ruth Shaw
group of Appaloosa owners and breeders in British Columbia have worked hard to start an affiliated regional club in BC with the ApHC [the international Appaloosa registry]. I appreciate all the support, positive comments and encouragement from Appaloosa enthusiasts from across the province. The following is a list of the 2015 board of directors for the Dogwood Appaloosa Club of BC.
President: Karen Macleod, Clinton BC, email@example.com Vice-President: Roxy Bullock, Topley BC Secretary: Deb Nasby, Lone Butte BC, 250-395-4773 Treasurer: Ruth Shaw, Williams Lake BC, 250-392-3649
Directors: Rachel Muller, Terrace BC; Meghan Walker, Qualicum Beach BC; Jenny Griffiths, Vernon BC; Renee Mckeown, Williams Lake BC [Youth Director] Point Keeper: Deb Nasby
Club information can be found on our Facebook page B.C. Appaloosa Owners and Breeders. HCBC 2010 2010 Business Business of of tHe tHe Year Year HCBC
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Published on May 1, 2015