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Villa Chardonnay, Temcula, CA


Animals  (tags: abuse, AnimalWelfare, Horses, sanctuary )

MmAway
- 1023 days ago - youtube.com
Over 132,000 horses were abandoned in the US in 2013. 92.3% of them were healthy horses. What chance do special needs horses and other animals have to survive with these statistics?



   

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Roger G (148)
Saturday September 3, 2016, 12:42 pm
noted, thanks
 

MmAway M (519)
Saturday September 3, 2016, 12:51 pm
The photo is of Nitro Active ~ here is his information

Nitro Active is pretty famous around Villa Chardonnay! He is the great grandson of Triple Crown Winner, Secretariat! And he starred on a CNN television interview based at Villa Chardonnay about 2 years ago! Watch the full CNN video right here! http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/09/us/racehorse-treatment/index.html?iref=allsearch

He is a very sweet and playful thoroughbred, who is only 7 years old, but due to severe leg injuries and arthritis, can never be ridden again. He had won over $200,000 on the Southern California tracks, but only 3 weeks after his last losing race at 6 years old, he was already at an auction, heading to the slaughter house in Canada. This is the plight of many thoroughbreds all across the country. We couldn't let that happen! So we rescued him and now Nitro Active has a permanent home for the rest of his life, at Villa Chardonnay Equine Sanctuary.

Especailly with the thoroughbreds, not only do they come to us with severe medical issues and leg injuries, they also come with emotional issues. They are used to the track, it is all they have ever known. Then suddenly they are tossed aside, and often moved to multiple locations in a short period of time. It took Nitro several months to become a "happy horse". Now he loves to play with EVERYTHING! Including his water bucket that now has to sit outside of his paddock...or he will knock it over!
 

Nan B (62)
Saturday September 3, 2016, 1:22 pm
Or 🐴 www.villachardonnay.org. ❤️
 

MmAway M (519)
Saturday September 3, 2016, 1:34 pm
Thank you for the video NAN... and THANK THE LORD for people like this!
 

Vallee R (280)
Saturday September 3, 2016, 2:44 pm
Great - thanks.
 

Animae C (509)
Saturday September 3, 2016, 3:25 pm
Bookmarked

TY dear Marilyn xx
& Nan
 

Millie O'Connor (154)
Saturday September 3, 2016, 3:34 pm
Gorgeous horses, so glad they're getting the TLC they need, and the other animals, by such loving people. Thanks, Marilyn. xoxo
 

Christeen A (300)
Saturday September 3, 2016, 3:36 pm
What absolutely beautiful horses. Thanks so very much for this share.
 

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 12:22 am
This saddens me deeply.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 12:40 am
Comment disappeared again. thanks Marilyn--beautiful horses.
 

MmAway M (519)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 2:43 am
Thank you Natasha...Hard to post/NOTE ESPECIALLY here unless you have NO life.
I am not getting this news now at all! SO SAD!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 4:01 am
perfect horses and perfect music... Thanks Marilyn.

In Germany we also have a lot of special places for Horses (and other animals), which they can be brought to if an owner further can't afford to keep it and don't want to sell it. I always have a deep respect for those people, which help and care for those animals within a sanctuary and let them live there and getting old in dignity and peace. Without these great compassionate people our world would be much more poor.
 

Pat B (356)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 4:38 am
So very sad.

Thank you, Marilyn for this, they're beautiful horses.
 

Ivonne C (120)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 5:05 am
Beautiful horses, thank you for sharing, noted
 

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 5:47 am
Beautiful photos of the Sacred Horse. That is a very troubling statistic 132,000 horses abandoned each year in the USA alone. Thankful for the people and agencies that do their best to care for the Abandoned Ones.

At the end of the video there is a way to donate - please offer what you can or forward to those who may be able to help.

Thanks Marilyn for your due diligence for the horses.
 

ANA MARIJA R (200)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 6:22 am
noted/shared with hope
Thank you, dear Marilyn♡
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 7:27 am
They're not human servants
 

Beth M (138)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 2:32 pm
Looks like a wonderful mission for these poor horses.
 

Sandi C (90)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 2:48 pm
Thanks Marilyn, hugs to Jessie.
 

Wendi M (9)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 3:31 pm
TYFS Noted
 

Marie Ange Berchem (52)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 3:32 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 6:19 pm
If someone would post the link to donate as I cannot make it out! Thanks.
 

Colleen L (3)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 7:53 pm
Beautiful horses. Sad to see them treated so poorly and also be abandoned. I pray that the agencies can help find them new owners who will treat them like they deserve. Thanks Marilyn
 

penny C (83)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 9:46 pm
Thanks for this Marilyn.
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday September 5, 2016, 1:36 am
Thank you
 

Sylvie A (190)
Monday September 5, 2016, 3:27 am
Noted & shared.
Thanks
 

alice c (130)
Monday September 5, 2016, 5:52 am
Very sad to see such beautiful animals treated so badly.sharing,thank you,x
 

Terrie Williams (798)
Monday September 5, 2016, 6:57 am
Such wonderful creatures, beautiful. It hurts my heart to see horses or any animal, abused, abandoned, neglected or discarded or worse. Shared and noted.
 

Ruth C (87)
Monday September 5, 2016, 1:09 pm
Its great to know that there are people who really care about animals!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 5, 2016, 1:55 pm
NOTED! WE NEED PEOPLE TO ADOPT THESE ANIMALS, GRANTED HORSES ARE A LARGE COST FOR CARE (BEEN THERE) AND IN THESE HARD TIMES MOST PEOPLE UNFORTUNATELY HAVE THE RESOURCES TO DO SO. ONE CAN CONTACT THE DORIS DAY FOUNDATION AND SEE IF THERE IS ANY THING THEY CAN DO REGARDING THIS SITUATION...THEY MAY NOT KNOW THIS IS HAPPENING BUT WORTH A TRY TO SEE IF THEY CAN INTERVENE. I LOVED MY HORSES, WE HAD THEM UNTIL THEY PASSED AWAY. I CAN ONLY PRAY THAT THEY ARE RESCUED!!!
 

MmAway M (519)
Tuesday September 6, 2016, 3:00 pm
Elaine this is a rescue they HELP HORSES.

GUYS this is a GOOD HELP nothing SAD....link below not live, but one comment from Nan was deleted off this news.

www.villachardonnay.org

Here is the LINK!
 

Nan B (62)
Tuesday September 6, 2016, 3:46 pm
Hi everybody, I originally posted a story on Villa Chardonnay and what the Sanctuary is like in person. I'm beside myself because the story I posted is gone! This really Irks me, never the less I'm so happy that so many of you care enough about these Beautiful Innocent Animal in all, meaning Horses, Donkeys, Goats, Turkeys, Dogs and Cats that it really warms the Heart for Villa Chardonnay and the Wonderful people that have make a Special home for all of these kids!
They are working hard at the Sanctuary to build a larger facility in order to accommodate and save even more horses and that we know takes donations, if you could Please help by donating with what ever you can that would mean so much to so many Amazing Souls. HERE IS THE LINK TO DONATE. IF IT DOES NOT COME YOU TO CLICK ON PLEASE COPY AND PASTE... GOD BLESS and thank you for all that you do for Gods Creatures!!!😘❤️🐾🐾👼🏻. http://www.gofundme.com/villachardonnay
 

MmAway M (519)
Tuesday September 6, 2016, 4:11 pm
Guys please go to Nan's page for this site if you need a live link. Otherwise, if interested Copy Paste.
In a comment I wrote her on her profile is a live link so you can click on it. Then go to the red button and check out this Wonderful Sanctuary if you so desire.

BTW NAN, sorry your comment was taken off, you explained this beautiful place.

WHY was a comment taken off this news???? I am UPSET!!!

People are thinking this is BAD...THIS WAS GOOD NEWS CARE2...who is taking off comments?????
 

Vinnie m (333)
Tuesday September 6, 2016, 10:11 pm
Thanks Mar, my dear old friend. Kindle closed her small Horse group and has re-joined us in Thundering Hoofs and has posted this story but now I also have the Video to go with it. Yippee, because it is beautiful. Hugs, me and Spot the Terror. Not doing it tonight. Exhausted from severe thunderstorms and Round 2, rolling in now so going to try and get some sleep. xo
 

Beryl L (78)
Wednesday September 7, 2016, 6:15 am
so beautiful. Good to see they are getting the help for these wonderful horses.
Thank you Marilyn, for sending the link.
Thanks Nan too.
Glad I didn't miss seeing this one.
 

Danuta W (1251)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 2:58 am
noted.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday September 18, 2016, 8:09 am
Beautiful!
Shared over social media
 

Dianne D (490)
Friday October 7, 2016, 9:24 am
beautiful creatures
 
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