This week we would like to introduce you to the two new additions to Pablos. They are Cas, who is a 21 year old Dales mare and Bayler who is a 30 year old sheltand pony. Both Cas and Bayler have been together for the last 20 years and have been extremely well-loved and cared for by their owner Debbie in Nottingham. Sadly Debbie is no longer able to care for Cas and Bayler due to serious health problems, and Pablos has offered Sanctuary. Cas is absolutely adorable and has become a firm favourite amongst the volunteers very quickly due to her gentle nature and friendliness, she’s always there to greet visitors and volunteers alike when they arrive on the yard, and with her gorgeous full mane flowing in the wind, she always looks stunning. Bayler is very sweet, and also very friendly and a has typical shetland pony character, he’s in very good condition in regards to his age and both are a true credit to the love, care and attention Debbie has lavished on them over the past 20 years. And surprise, surprise Cas has also fallen for Westie – just wish we could bottle whatever it is Westie has got – we’d make a fortune!!!
Pedigree Petfoods were welcomed to the yard on their arranged visit on Monday, complete with a film crew, to see the difference their money has made to the Sanctuary. As you know Pedigree Petfoods very generously pay for the insurance on the yard which enables volunteers and visitors to be covered whilst they are here, a huge help which the Sanctuary would otherwise struggle to fund. This also enables people with disabilities to visit the yard and gain healing from the horses. Thank you Pedigree Petfoods for your valuable support.
A date for your diary is our next store collection which is to be held on Saturday 11th June at Sainsbury’s in Loughborough. Please pop over and say hello to our volunteers and, and if you can, place any spare change in the collection tin, again 100% of the money raised goes on the welfare of the horses and ponies.
A few thank-yous this week to volunteers Russ and Penny, who help out each Wednesday. Russ and Wendy have been cleaning and fitting water filters to the new water collection tubs that our “Fix It” team have fitted recently, which helps to keep the water clean for the horses. Also the strimming continues in the paddocks which helps to keep the weeds down. And thank you to all volunteers who have been helping with this, in particular Sam, one of our Saturday volunteers, who not only is a real help with the maintenance, but also continues to gain confidence around the horses and ponies. We are also pleased to report that the leak in the kitchen has finally been fixed – the floor has been dry for a week now. Thank you “Fit It” team!!
Any finally this week, we’re pleased to let you know one of our long-standing volunteers, Ruth Hunt (you may remember Ruth did a sponsored bike ride to Skegness a few years ago, in aid of Pablos) is doing a sponsored dog walk. Recently Ruth has adopted a rescue dog, called Otto, who is a hound cross, and as Otto is so happy in his new home he wanted to help other animals so asked Ruth to accompany him on a 20-mile walk around the vale of Belvoir and all the money Otto can raise, he wants to donate to Pablos. Can you help Otto by sponsoring him? More details of Otto’s sponsored walk to follow…
Have a great bank holiday weekend.