Rescue & Welfare

The Rescue of Belle & Sundance: A Miracle on Mount Renshaw

The Rescue of Belle and Sundance: A Miracle on Mount Renshaw, written by Birgit Stutz with Lawrence Scanlan, tells the true story of the incredible rescue effort launched by residents of McBride to save two packhorses abandoned on the slopes of Mount Renshaw, in Northeastern British Columbia. Belle and Sundance were discovered, imprisoned in six-foot-deep snow, on December 15, 2008. They were starving, freezing, and very close to death. Despite their appalling condition, the decision was made to try to save them.

By Margaret Evans - The Brooke Hospital for Animals, a London, U.K. charity, was established by Dorothy Brooke in 1934 as the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital. The Brooke provides free veterinary care to working horses, donkeys, and mules in third world countries while offering community support and education to owners and their families.

By Margaret Evans - Think ‘Chernobyl’ and pictures of the nuclear meltdown from hell spring to mind. But the region screams many vexing questions, none the least of which is the reason for the gradual disappearance of Przewalski’s horses that were released into the area in the late 1990s.

By Margaret Evans - The Brooke Hospital for Animals is a London, UK based charity that provides free veterinary care to working equines in third world countries as well as offering advice and education to owners and their families. From the vision of their founder, Dorothy Brooke, who opened the first clinic in Cairo, Egypt, in 1934, the organization has grown to provide lifesaving veterinary care to nearly 743,000 horses, donkeys, and mules in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Central America.

By Margaret Evans - A small herd of Konik horses have found a curiously fascinating job in Scotland: They are eating some habitat back to health. At the Loch of Strathbeg nature reserve in Aberdeenshire, this unique herd of wild horses is grazing wetlands, opening up nesting areas for ducks, geese, swans, and wading birds.

By Margaret Evans - Many years and miles later, Sue McIntosh now runs Healing Hooves in Cremona, Alberta, where clients — children and troubled adults — benefit from her years of expertise helping people through their pain, grief, isolation, or impacts of abuse that can lead to anxiety, depression, addiction, or self-harming behaviours.

By Margaret Evans - Formed in 1997 by Sherri Borneman, the Circle F Horse Rescue Society was established to care for horses of all ages that have been abused or neglected, to provide an alternative home to the stress of sending a horse to auction or slaughter, and to provide a home for horses that no longer fit in with an owner’s plans so that, when ready, the horse can be placed into a forever loving home.

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