An urgent request and an insight into the ugly world of animal abandonment.
My sister, Kim Conner, is in a difficult place. One of her therapy ponies was viciously attacked by four abandoned dogs in her neighborhood and is currently in critical condition.
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My sister owns and operates Fairywood Thicket Farm and Equestrian Center: She has the biggest heart and the best in mind for all the animals she has taken in and will continue to take in. Kim always has the animals best welfare in mind, and right now… She could use every single morsel of support she can get. If you would like to donate, Fidelity Bank in Sandy Springs has set up an account to assist in the care of Sasquatch the therapy pony with a big name, and a strong heart. Please call the bank (Fidelity in Sandy Springs) and ask about Kimberly Conner and her therapy pony, Sasquatch, and someone there will be more than happy to assist you with your donation. We appreciate any support we receive, be it simply spreading the word for us or sending us words and thoughts of encouragement in this very tragic time.
Fairywood Thicket Equestrian Center, Inc., is a Therapeutic Horsemanship Center, that rescues and retrains horses to be used in Therapeutic Programs utilizing the skills and abilities of our Instructors and Participants, for the benefit of our participants and the horses.
The Mission of Fairywood Thicket Equestrian Center, Inc. will promote and develop physical, mental, and social health through equine assisted activities and Therapeutic Horsemanship for all ages, focusing on Georgia Veterans, Public Servants and their families. The instinctual behavior of a horse can change the emotional state, leadership and organizational abilities of all types of people. Our goal is to be a resource for the brave men and women who have sacrificed much for our safety and freedom to connect with the amazing heart of a horse.
The participants will be part of a larger program designed to rehabilitate, rescue and re-purpose serviceably sound horses. The participant will be a part of this process and learn valuable horse handling skills and benefits of working with Equines on a Therapeutic level ( for the person). This is a purpose driven program designed to give direction and tap into the life skills our participants bring to the program. The horses will spend between 90 and 180 days in an intensive training program supervised by our instructors and implemented under a guided hand by our participants. When the horses have completed their boot camp, and passed their exams they will be donated to another Therapeutic Center, Special Olympic Equestrian or Therapy program.
Our over all expectation, is to fill a need… one for therapeutic Horsemanship, Re-purpose and rescue unwanted or unneeded horses, and provide a Safe and trusted Service horse at no charge to a Therapeutic program in need.”
Please take a few moments to read our story and show us all the support you can. And PLEASE; share this with everyone you know; every single bit of help we receive is a blessing and we thank you from deep within our hearts.
This is a link to Fairywood Thicket on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fairywood-Thicket-Farm-Equestrian-Center/313238228701300
Unfortunately, Squatch did not make it. We continue to appreciate any and all support we receive as we struggle through this hard time and heartache.