Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Update: Urgent! TX Mares with foals going to slaughter...

6.29.10 Update to original post here.

There seems to be some confusion about money. If you have volunteered to FOSTER any of these horses we do NOT expect you to pay their bail! IF you can afford to donate to it, GREAT, if not, that is perfectly fine! How many we save and place in foster homes, of course, depends on how much we get in donations. Foster homes will be expected to feed their foster animals though. Fostering also means you are willing to sign an agreement stating that the animal belongs to Gunny's Dancing Hooves and we can pick it up any time we deem necessary.

Now, if you plan on OWNING one of these horses you will have to pay the bail amount, but only if you are keeping the animal as a forever home. Even if you plan on owning one of these horses Dancing Hooves would like to keep in touch with you on the animal's progress and be informed if you ever decide to sell them.

I hope this clears things up and whether you donate or not we appreciate your support! Please feel free to email me with ANY questions or concerns you might have.

Lynnette Hummel
Gunny's Dancing Hooves Rescue


Hello everyone,

I believe we are currently at just over $3000 in donations.  Thanks so much!!

Because the killer-buyer knows that Lynnette Hummel is working on homes for these horses, he is not sending a truck to Mexico this week (thank God for that small miracle).  Soooooo hopefully, we have one week (until July 6th) to save as many of these horses as we can!!!

I have emailed or called the people that have agreed to adopt or foster a horse.  However, I'm not sure it was understood that these horses will have to be paid for by anyone wanting to adopt.  We believe the killer-buyer will want about $300 per horse or mare/foal combo (less probably if we can take more horses).  We have one person that has paid for their horse and we need funding for the rest.  If you have agreed to adopt a horse, please pay via the link below.  If you have already made a donation and want to specify that it go to a horse you are willing to adopt, please let us know.  If we get enough donations, we have people willing to give permanent homes to some of these horses!  An adoption application will need to be filled out (attached) for anyone willing to adopt or foster so that we can keep track of these horses.

If you have not received a phone call or email from me and you can help, please let me know in what capacity!  Can you adopt, foster, provide transport, provide a holding facility in the Abilene area (or near) for horses until they can be moved to a more permanent location?

Our biggest need currently is donations.  Here is the link to donate:  We have people willing to take horses if their fees can be covered.  However, unless we get more donations we will not be able to rescue all of the mares and foals. 

Paypal donations can be sent to Lynnette Hummel with
Dancing Hooves Rescue at

Secondly, we need people willing to transport horses on short notice.  Heidi Allbritton and I have agreed to drive from Houston (we have a 4 horse trailer) and Monique from Dripping Springs has a 3-horse trailer and has been so kind to help us.

Shari Frederich has graciously offered us 3 separate pastures (about 60 acres) to put horses on temporarily until they can be moved to their permanent locations.  She is located in Goldthwaite.  Shari has also offered those of us transporting or picking up horses a place to stay overnight at her home if needed.

We will also need donations of hay, feed, feed buckets, halters and lead-ropes.  If any of you know of a large organization that would be willing to help, please let us know.

As Lynnette mentioned earlier, we were told that these are 'cow' bred (ranch-type horses used to team-pen, sort, work cattle, etc...) and Foundation bred Quarter Horses.  He also said that they are halter-broke- but we are taking his word for it.  We still think there are 15-20 mare and foal combos and possibly some pregnant mares.  The rest we suspect are mares and maybe 6-8 stallions. 

Thank you all so much for your help and please crosspost to all of your riding groups, trail riding clubs, stables and barns, 4-H groups, veterinarians, rodeo associations, etc.... or post in your feed stores or horsey-related places like Tractor Supply!

God Bless,
Holly Fedor
Keller Williams Realty
2734 Sunrise Blvd., Suite 208
Pearland, Texas 77584
Cell: 512-413-4618

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