Champ

Champ

Age: 24 Breed: Mustang Height: 14.2hh Champ came to Safe Harbor via a neglect seizure from the Blount County SPCA–East Tennessee’s only dedicated animal cruelty investigation taskforce.  They restored Champ to health, but as they are a task force and not a placement organization they asked us to take Champ in to foster and find a family for. Champ is sweet and gentle.  He does have a BLM Freeze Brand from his roundup, and we will be happy to help his adoptive family learn how to read his brand to learn more about his history.  Champ is a 1996 Gelding, who has lived a hard life and seems older than his actual age.  He is a compact Mustang, 14.2hh Champ leads, loads and ties.  Champ is good for the farrier.  He recently spent a year with the Papillion Center as an EAGALA Therapy horse, helping children from hard places as an equine therapist.  Champ is arthritic, and our ideal placement for him will be in a companion home where he can keep another equine company and not be ridden.  We do need to stress that at this point in Champ’s life he is non-rideable, and is in need of a pasture/companion home only. He enjoys a quiet life, and would also be happy as an only horse if someone wanted a sweet gentleman to pet and groom.  He is friendly, yet cautious, and takes time to get to know a person to be able to fully trust. His adoption fee is waived to the right home.  To apply to adopt Champ, please CLICK HERE. Safe Harbor Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non profit rescue based in Middle Tennessee. Please visit our website for our adoption application, and to read more about us (including our adoption area) on our About Adopting FAQ....

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Fred

Fred

Breed: Draft (Probably Belgian Cross) Age: 35 (estimate) Gender: Gelding Height: 16.2hh           Fred spent less than 24 hours with Safe Harbor, laying down to rest, and not waking up again. Necropsy results showed that Fred’s departure from this life was age related. The pathologist estimated him to be approximately 35 years old and said that there was no specific cause for Fred’s passing other than his body just decided it was time to let go. He touched our hearts during his time with us, and we believe he simply relaxed in the beauty around him, and drifted off to a peaceful eternal sleep on September 2nd, 2014. Fred is a smaller draft horse with a gentle giant temperment.  He loves children–par for the course as he is a retiree from Camp Youth Incorporated.  Fred has 15 years of regular riding experience under his saddle, and prior to that he worked hard labor as a logging horse.  The scars of his working life remain, with a spot on his nose where fur won’t grow back. To maintain his body condition he does require daily feeding with a quality feed.  He will not maintain his weight on pasture...

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Madame Chubb

Madame Chubb

Age: Approx 5 Breed: Potbelly Size: Approx 140 Pounds Gender: Female           Having come to Safe Harbor from a drug house (methamphetamine production), Madame Chubb had been exposed to multiple toxins. Our veterinarian believes that Madame Chubb had internal organ damage and tumors within her digestive tract. She passed away in her sleep on May 28th, 2014 as a result of her illness and toxin exposure prior to rescue. Her final days of life were filled with love, mud bogs, and fruit. She got to experience the life that all pigs should know, and leave in peace. Madame Chubb is a curvy pink Potbelly gal.  She came to rescue after being seized during a drug bust in Tennessee.  Madame Chubb was in rough shape–overweight, eye infections, dirty and just feeling bad in general.   That said, this is a sweet and lovely pet pig. Mme Chubb is litter trained, rides well in the car, does well with other pigs and dogs.  She is looking for an indoor/outdoor home as a pet (rather than a livestock animal).  Her adoption fee is $100, but she does need to go to a great home!  Her foster mom will be happy to provide post adoption guidance for proper care if the right family applies to adopt, but is new to...

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Nevaeh

Nevaeh

Breed: Belgian/Haflinger Cross Size: 14.3hh Age: 28 Gender: Mare Nevaeh is sweet as molasses.  She is an independent, minds her own business kind of pony.  She lived as an only horse for 7 years, so she’s not too concerned with the herd dynamic around her. Nevaeh was a trail horse, and a saddle club horse, and was a child’s horse for her teen years.  Her children have all grown up, and Nevaeh found herself in need of a fresh start.  She is a senior gal, and will require some of the typical needs of seniors–joint supplementation, occasional chiropractic, and senior feed.  It appears that in Nevaeh’s early life, which we don’t know the history on, she was used as a carriage horse–and overworked.  Her legs are actually bowed, and knees are severely arthritic.  She has a hard time with flexion, and her front legs are far more arthritic than her rear. Nevaeh will continue to receive rehabilitative care in rescue.  She is on anti-inflammatory and joint supportive herbal supplements.  If these help as we hope they will Nevaeh will gain back more quality of life, but we are not sure that she will be able to reach a fully rehabilitated state.  With the combination of her leg issues, arthritis and her oversized feet (they are disproportionate to her body from her breeding–Belgian feet on a Haflinger body), she has a hard time with balance and does trip...

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Robin

Robin

Breed: Arabian Size: 14.2hh Age: 25 Gender: Mare     Robin was diagnosed with equine wobbler syndrome and had severe ataxia of her hindlimbs. At the recommendation of our veterinarian she was humanely euthanized on September 23, 2014. She is loved and missed. Robin is a very gentle and sweet senior Arabian Mare.  She lived her whole life with one person and 3  horses and a donkey.  Unfortunately her human has reached the point in her life where she is entering hospice, and will not be with her family much longer.  Her relatives made arrangements for Robin, Shar, Renee, Zaranna and Oliver to come to Safe Harbor.  Renee and Zaranna are in our sanctuary program, but Robin, Shar and Oliver are all looking for their new forever homes. Robin is a special needs mare.  She requires a higher caloric diet, has stomach ulcers, and is prone to anxiety.  She also has advanced arthritis in her spine.  Robin is receiving chiropractic care in rescue as well as physical therapy to help promote increased hind end strength.  She LOVES people, and she also adores water–bathes are fun with her as she loves to drink straight from a water hose.  Robin currently eats Thrive Feed (6 Pounds per day) along with soaked alfalfa cubes, crimped oats and coconut oil.  She also has free choice hay available at all times.  She is adoptable as a companion mare, but she can not be with a horse that is overly dominant as she is extremely submissive and can be pushed around to the point that she will dehydate if the other horse resource guards.  Her adoption fee is $100 in consideration of her special needs....

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Renee

Renee

Breed: Arabian Age: 29 Gender: Mare           Renee came to rescue as a sanctuary mare, and was able to live out the remainder of her natural life in rescue. At the recommendation of our veterinarian Renee was humanely euthanized on 10/9/2014 due to complications with advanced arthritis. She was surrounded with loving care by her foster family, and is buried at a beautiful site on their farm. A memorial of tulips and daffodils has been planted at Renee’s grave. Renee came to rescue with her lifelong friend Zaranna.  Their owner had them for their entire life, but was suffering from dementia and headed to hospice.  We were able to arrange to be the foster home for her horses and donkey which provided a great deal of peace and comfort to her family at this difficult time.  Renee and Zaranna our in our Sanctuary program.  Their daughters–Robin and Shar are both adoptable.  Each of these 4 girls are broke to ride, and have sweet and gentle temperments. Renee will live the rest of her life at our Pegram foster farm.  The family has 3 little girls that can enjoy riding Renee for as long as she is healthy and sound enough for activity, and when she needs to enter full retirement, they will shower her with love and kisses so she will know she is always valued. To Sponsor Renee, please click on the Paypal Donate link on our website.  Renee eats Nutrena Senior, and her cost of care is approximately...

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