August 17, 2014
We received a request from Amelia County Animal Control to take two mares who were repeatedly getting loose and causing damage at neighboring property. They had already had two different people come and try to load the mares with no luck. The first day we attempted to go pick them up we had to cancel because AC was unable to locate the mares. They set up a secure round pen, caught the mares and we tried again a few days later. After a brief time it was clear that we were not going to be able to catch the horses and load them that way. Instead our intrepid driver, Tori, backed the trailer up to the round pen. We one panel at a time made the round pen smaller until the mares had no where to go except for on the trailer. Once there were on it still took approximately 10 minutes to get halters on them. We were told that one mare was the daughter of the other but the owner kept changing his mind on which was which.
Once we got the mares back to our farm we were able to schedule the vet to come out. Both mares had severe hives and were a bit lethargic so we held off on vaccinations and ran some blood work to make sure there was nothing major going on. Both mares came back healthy. Thanks to their teeth our vet was able to determine that the chestnut mare, Belle is approximately 16 years old and is the mother of Dixie, the liver chestnut 7 year old.
July 19, 2014
BB was an owner surrender. Like Cowboy who arrived the day before, BB was greatly loved but his owner was unable to keep him due to financial reasons. This handsome guy is 17 years old. His owner had to make the decision between feeding him and trimming his feet.
July 18, 2014
Cowboy was an owner surrender. He was greatly loved but unfortunately his owner was unable to keep him due to financial reasons. This striking fellow is 12 years old.
Gretchen Ann Robb
January 25, 1937 - January 10, 2013
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to
Gretchen Robb. Gretchen served as a member of the
Hope's Legacy Board of Directors. We will always remember her kindness, wisdom, and compassion.
Our thoughts are with the Robb family in this sad time.
August 15, 2014
Another tough day at Hope's Legacy. Tazar's melanoma began to grow very rapidly and the decision was made to say goodbye to him go before any of his systems began to fail.
August 5, 2014
Sad day here at Hope's Legacy. Our sweet Sadie's arthritis has reached the point where we can no longer keep her comfortable. At 3:45 this afternoon we fed her lots of apples and said goodbye.