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Shirley P.

"To improve animal welfare"

Encinitas, CA, USA
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Speaks: English and a little Spanish
Joined Dec 31, 2008
What I Want to Do: Make a difference

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Since 4/06 I've facilitated the rescue of over 1000 equines from the slaughter pipeline. They included pregnant mares, orphan foals, weanlings/yearlings, young untrained horses, riding horses, ranch horses, race horses, draft horses, ponies, mules, donkeys.

My experiences with the horses and rescues led me to create National Equine Resource Network (NERN).  NERN is an equine welfare organization, created to assist horse owners & horse rescues by providing education, resources, funding and opportunities for collaboration.

March 2011 we launched a Gelding Program, and hosted low cost gelding clinics all over CA.  The objectives of the clinics were to assist economically challenged horse owners geld their colts/stallions and to reduce the overbreeding and oversupply of horses. 

To date, we've held 20 clinics and castrated 242 horses.  A number of CA clinics are in the works for Fall 2012, and soon we'll expand the program nationally.  A template and funding will be provided to other non profit equine welfare organizations so they can host clinics in their communities.

We hope the spread of these low cost clinics will reduce the overbreeding and oversupply of horses, so that fewer horses end up neglected or sold to slaughter.

To learn more, go to or join us on FaceBook at

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Joined Dec 31, 2008 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
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Groups "SAVE OUR WILD MUSTANGS & OUR HERITAGE & STOP SLAUGHTER", Against Horse Slaughter Businesses, Animal Care Giver Resources Exchange Services, Best Friends Animal Society, Defenders of Wildlife, Equestrian Connection, Equine Justice, HSUS-The Humane Society of the United States, Holistic Horse Health, Horses - Rescues / Rehabilitation, National Geographics Animal Kingdom, Natural Horsemanship, Oceana, Until they are Safe - People Against Horse Slaughter
Hometown San Diego, CA 
Birthday Dec 10  
Languages English and a little Spanish  
About Me committed, passionate, a do-er!
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Pets 3 Dogs  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Eating Habits vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me
My Philosophy Be the change you want to see in the world
What Gives Me Hope
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why
What Bugs Me people who WON'T use their minds!, People who can't be their self, Complainers and whiners, gossips, liars, Any one that would hurt an animal, abusive people  
Passions making a difference, broadening my horizons, laughter, learning, photography, traveling, nature, animals  
Inspirations to fulfill my purpose on earth, the beauty of nature, music, animals  
What Scares Me nothing  
Role Models Paul Watson/Sea Shepherd, Steve Irwin, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, John F. Kennedy, Oprah Winfrey, Eleanor Roosevelt  
Quotation Never doubt that a small group of commited people can change the world, in fact it is the only thing that ever has
Interests Travel/Adventure  
Books Anything to do with animals and nature, Self improvement  
Music all kinds, pop, soft rock, Rock and Roll  
Movies The Horse Whisperer, Hildalgo, Titanic, The Bucket List, Braveheart, Dances with Wolves, Gone with the Wind, Lord of the Rings, Pretty Woman, The Princess Bride, The Green Mile  
TV Shows Animal Planet, Discovery Channel  
Favorite Foods chocolate, fruit, veggies  
Favorite Places anyplace out in nature  
Can't Live Without chocolate, freedom, friends, laughter, love, my animals, nature, sunshine  
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    Happy Birthday!


    Dec 3, 2012 9:21 AM

    Stephen H. (638)

    Shirley, I wish for you many years of good, happiness and Love!

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    Nyack C. (499)

    Happy Birthday!


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    Stephen H. (638)

    Shirley, I wish for you many years of good health, full of Peace, Light and Happiness!

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    Jennie M. (26)

    ~~HAPPY HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY SHIRLEY!!!~~  sorry the wishes are late but hope that you had a most enjoyable day ))

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    Stephen H. (638)

    Shirley, I wish for you many years of good health, full of Love, Peace and Happiness!

    Dec 12, 2009 9:31 AM

    Suzanna v. (271)

    A wise proverb says: "Better late than never."

    These birthday wishes are very,
    shameful late...
    But you're always wished much happiness
    No matter what the date
    I hope your birthday was perfect
    With joy, peace and harmony
    May all your dreams be fulfilled
    Huge hugs, kisses and love are coming your way

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    Shirley, I wish for you many years of good health, full of love, peace and happiness!

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