It is with relief joy and elation that I write to you about the status of the Spring Creek Basin mustangs, who were rounded up from their home range fourteen and a half months ago, and have now all been safely delivered to their forever home, (except those whose lives were lost), at the Serengeti Sanctuary, near their original herd area in Disappointment Valley.
This is such a huge success for all of us involved, most importantly the horses, and so very rewarding to have closure to the daunting task of rescuing and finding safe harbor for them all. So many of you receiving this helped in one way or the other, from large to small donations, to making phone calls and writing letters, helping to locate supplies and properties for the horses, helping with the horses, and otherwise donating time, effort, concern and resources to this cause. Hurray! A happy ending! A group effort!
Most especially, thanks to some very strong and hardworking women, who took impeccable care of the wild ones they kept at their ranches for over a year... Thank you SO much to Kathy Hamm of Dream Catcher Equine Therapy Center in Olathe, and Susannah Smith of Circle S Ranch in Ridgway...you were generous and admirably compassionate.
Another huge thank you to Bert von Roemer of Serengeti Foundation for providing the most ideal sanctuary ever imaginable for the "lost mustangs" of Spring Creek Basin...and the vision to make their safety in perpetuity a reality; and TJ Holmes, who is on site day after day monitoring the mustangs and taking care of the place with a big open heart for the horses.
Thank you to Katja Wichland and Telluride Animal Foundation, who gave so much, and continue to collect donations for other horses in need through their hay bank...James, Diane, Audrey, Chris, Olga, David, Dave...and all of you in this email...thank you for standing up to something unjust and making a remarkable lifesaving difference to 15 fantastic horses, who are now safe and happy forever.
– Alessandra Jacobson