This is sweet Olive, aka Moose...she and her mom are doing well under the care of the staff at @hsvc_ojai. What a incredible change for their lives in just a day. She drifts off with her eyes closed when being touched, she is so sweet and lovely. They will need specialized care, feed, milk replacer, etc and if you’d like to help, donations can be made directly by calling @wachters_1_stopshop and adding funds to their account. Reference the Humane Society Horses and ask for Katie Brock...thank you to everyone #horse #rescue
These are tough images to post but I do believe it’s important to share. Today, I had the privileged of being onsite and witness the incredible work our @hsvc_ojai does. This is a ongoing investigation of a horrendous case of neglect at a local county property. And the staff was just amazing. The care these four horses (including a mom and her baby) will need will be extensive. They’ve been neglected for so long. BUT today they had hope. I watched them receive veterinary care, farrier care, fresh feed, water, love and attention and it was awesome. There will most probably be many more arriving. And the staff is ready. Now more than ever they need our support. This will be a very long road. We are helping where we can and I wanted to post these images in hopes that if you are able, please consider donating to this specific case. They need supplies, they need feed, they will need special medical care and potential surgeries. Share and spread the word. This is NOT OK! and our community will not tolerate this treatment for any animal! Let’s make it right, they deserve better. #adopt#rescue #horse #thoroughbred #mare#foal
We lost Ginger today. It’s been a tough few weeks on her little body and after many vet visits and treatments she just needed to rest. I went to check her early this morning and she just didn’t want to go anymore. A call to our vet to help her along her way but she was ready on her own. She slept in my lap, wrapped in blankets and letting me give her soft slow strokes along her head. She closed her eyes and took her last deep breath. Sweet dreams Ginger. The bossiest of our girls, you will be missed. 📷 @rachaelleephoto
Post bath, mid-day siesta while the rest of us do chores. This little guy gets better and better everyday.
Positives- Loves EVERYONE and really just wants to be someone’s sidekick/partner in crime. Loves car rides, sharing his space with toddlers, sleeping in, using a doggy door, and most importantly cuddling.
Negatives?- He is a slight bed hog, sleeping in the middle all stretch out. But easily moved
He had a wonderful meet and greet but unfortunately the other dog wasn’t too stoked on sharing her mom. So he is still looking for his amazing forever home. #shihtzu #underbite #senior #adopt#rescue
Another amazing breakfast thanks to the organic vegetable donation from @westridgefamilymarketseveryone goes nuts when they see me walk in with the boxes of goodies. Thank you Westridge for being so awesome and supporting our animals with nutritious food.. #donation #supportsmall#supportlocal #organic #vegetable #rescue#sanctuary #ojai
What an awesome day! Thank you to Lisa and the team over at Ultimutt Pet Spa for giving the little guy a complimentary spa day! He has been pampered and has a new hairdo..looking very handsome and comfortable in their lobby. He is still single and looking for his forever home. #community #supportsmall#supportlocal #adopt #rescue #shihtzu#shihtzusofinstagram
We would like to introduce you to this little man! We have been fostering him, working with the @hsvc_ojai. He has completed his stray hold (we submitted a found report) and is now officially on the market for his forever people. He is approximately 10 years old, neutered, de-wormed, and will be up to date on all his shots. He is a very cuddly and sweet little dude who likes other dogs and is excellent with children of all ages. He hasn’t met a cat yet so we’re not sure there. He uses a doggy door, is excellent on lead, loves to sleep in bed and uses stairs to get in and out if it’s too tall (they will come with him if requested). We would love to see him in a wonderful home where he can love and be loved everyday. He’d be an awesome shop dog or office dog, patiently hanging while you work. Please contact us if you’re interested in meeting him. All potential families will have to have a home and fence check...#shihtzu#shihtzusofinstagram
Hopper is a few weeks post-op and recovering well. Unfortunately the damage done was too extensive to save his leg and it had to be fully amputated. Making him not a candidate for a prosthetic. But we are looking into a cart option.
We are carefully monitoring if he can adjust to life on one leg and use his body and wings to keep him balanced and mobile. He gets pool time with Rice, and lots of time in the “enrichment boat” where we hide snacks, fruit and veggies, and worms to keep our chickens and ducks engaged and not bored. We’re committed to giving him the best quality of life and are so grateful for all the amazing support to pay for his surgery and medical care! Thank you! #duck#duckling #rescue
We try to include our children whenever we can in our rescues and adventures. Making sure they gently know and can be a part of the “whole picture”. The two kittens we found are already being loved and cared for by the humane society in hopes of finding their forever homes.
New doggy door and Sam *almost* has the hang of it.
Today’s throwback Thursday goes to Ruby, what a transformation! She’s almost a year old and such a shining light on the farm. Loves a good cuddle and belly rub, obsessed with her oranges, and forever in love with her best friend Sam Shepard. We love you Ruby!