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Update on Mason County Horses
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 • Posted July 2, 2008

Greetings from Mason County, where citizens are rallying to give the boot to horse abuse. Since 26 starving horses were confiscated by the local sheriff and animal control officer, Mason has risen to the occasion is caring for these neglected beasts. They have been receiving hay, water, molasses and grass 24/7, and many people have also exhibited an interest in adopting.

Since last month 5 beautiful, healthy foals have been born, and the foal who was 3 days old when the horses were rounded up is also fat and sassy. Volunteers have been hand-feeding and grooming the horses, and everybody is looking great. Last but not least, a local non-profit animal rescue group, whose members are helping the horses, has been fully funded, thanks to a generous donor from San Angelo.

Citizens helping the horses will have a booth at Round-Up on Saturday July 12th, with some GREAT silent auction items, thanks to local artists, craftspeople, merchants and awesome shoppers. Stop by, say howdy, see some pix of the horses, and sign up for some great stuff (or Ill be forced to buy it all, and my husband will have a bird!).

Donations are still being accepted at Mason National Bank (Help the Horses, PO Box 1789, Mason, TX 76856), or if you have old (but still good) halters, leadropes, brushes, currycombs, hoof picks or mane combs, they can be dropped off at Schooleys Saddlery. Call Lenore Newsom at 325-347-2766 if you want to help. In a small town like Mason, EVERYBODY makes a difference! We will also be circulating cowboy boots at Masons ranch rodeo on the evening of July 12th, which we hope the audience will fill, so we can all give the boot to horse abuse. Thanks in advance for your support!

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