Friday, September 2, 2011

Red Bucket Rescue sees outpouring of support

I had to post this as pro-slaughter Jamie (you know who you are) was crowing over the fact that Red Bucket was supposed to find a new home for their rescues horses as of September. Now, there is a reprieve with a promise of continued support. I have talked to one of the owners of the rescue about some mustangs that were rescued from a feedlot. She was very responsive and upfront and I wish her the best.

$230,000 collected for starved O.C. horses

August 08, 2011|By LORI BASHEDA

It's a Cinderella story for dozens of starved horses, thanks to some Orange County heroes.

Last month I wrote a story about a horse rescue in Huntington Beach in need of help. Red Bucket Equine Rescue had saved 86 horses, some starved and abused, others found chewing each others tails off for food or headed for the slaughter truck. See stunning before and after photos

For two and a half years founder Susan Peirce kept them at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center. But as of September the horses were set to lose their homes.

After The Register ran a story, photos and video about their predicament, Red Bucket was bombarded with phone calls, emails – and more than $230,000 in donations.

"People were calling, crying," Peirce says. "Our website was out of control with the hits, it went off the charts. I'm still digging out, trying to respond to people and write thank you notes. It's unbelievable."

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