Newest Rescue: Hitch (Horse)

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Please Welcome True Blue Animal Rescue’s newest intake. We named him Hitch because he was tied to a bumper hitch when we picked him up. He had no pasture turn out or shelter so he lived his life tied up. We would like to thank Deputy Wegner or Washington Co Sheriff’s Dept for calling us to pick him up when his owner decided that the best thing was to turn him over to rescue. Hitch will be placed for adoption as soon as he gains some weight!

Thank you Deputy Hale!

TBAR-News-Austin-Co-HaleAustin County Deputy Nathan Hale saw these horses starving and immediately pulled them and brought them to safety. They went to court and had them awarded to rescue to guarantee their safety. They are now in foster homes, gaining weight and getting vet and farrier care. We cannot thank Austin County enough for caring about animals and working toward putting an end to abuse and neglect in their county.

Pet of the Week: Gray Gelding

TBAR-Adoptable-Gray-GeldingHere is the Gray Gelding we recently took in getting his hooves trimmed. He came to us about a month ago emaciated and with cracked hooves. He’s now getting plenty of grass and feed and gaining weight every day. Thank you Colton DeAeth of D8th Horseshoeing for fixing his feet for us. As you can see he stands nicely for a farrier and is a pretty sweet fellow. He’s about 10 years old and has a great personality. If you are thinking about fostering or adopting you might want to consider this guy. He’s going up on the web site this week to start searching for his forever home. www.t-bar.org

Success Story Update: True Seven (now Pablo)

TBAR-Success-Throwback-PabloNothing makes us happier than to hear from people who have adopted in the past and send us pictures of their rescue kids with their forever family. Here’s one of those pictures that touches my heart in a special way. Pablo Redcloud aka True Seven, Picasso and Tejas came to TBAR as a baby. He went to several foster homes and was even adopted but he had some bad habits that were tough to break and he managed to out smart his people every single time. The last time he came back we sent him to Juan Vendrell for training and that helped a lot but his antics were still too much for the next adopter too. Even though Pablo was too much for them they didn’t give up on this beautiful boy and sent him to another trainer. This trainer was Otis Dyer. Otis is a gifted trainer who didn’t give up on Redcloud and continued working with him and eventually fell in love with him and decided to adopt him for himself. Here’s what Otis has to say about Redcloud now:
I have really become fond of my rescue horse Pablo Redcloud. He has become a trusted partner and a good friend, plus a fun ride. I’m glad I was able to adopt him, we are a good fit. Thank you Dan Matula and Melanie Hewett-Deaeth for allowing me to adopt him and give him a forever home.

This story warms my heart and is a perfect expression of what Valentine’s Day is all about. We get the animals out of harms way but that’s only part of rescue. The true rescuer is the one who adopts and works through the difficulties a rescue animal might have and loves them unconditionally the way Otis loves Redcloud. Have a heart, adopt, don’t shop. We have lots of dogs, cats and horses that need homes. Go to www.t-bar.org if you want to help rescue an animal.

Success Story: Harry (horse)

TBAR-Success-Harry-HorseThis beautiful Bay Thoroughbred named Harry has been adopted! This is his first day with his new pasture mate and it looks like they already like each other. His adoption family confirmed that he is getting along and the two have become best friends. Would you like to adopt a horse? Take a look at our web site and email or call for more information: help@t-bar.org or 936-878-2349. We have several horses that are ridable. All they need is you!

Pet of the Week: Harry

TBAR-Pet-of-the-Week-HarryThis week’s pet of the week is a Harry. Harry is a Thoroughbred gelding. He is almost 16 hands tall and is a very sweet boy. He is about 15 years old, sweet and gentle with people and kids. He leads well and stands for a farrier. He has had some wonderful natural horsemanship training and will accept a saddle and the weight of a rider but needs an experienced rider to finish his training to get him trail ready. If you are interested in this beautiful bay colored horse please email us at help@t-bar.org or call 936-878-2349 so we can tell you more about him and help you through the adoption process. Please consider adopting before you purchase an animal. Each adoption makes room for us to rescue another animals. Go to www.t-bar.org to view other animals for adoption.

Pet of the week: Binion (horse)

Binion-TBAR-Horse-AdoptableMeet Binion. This poor horse’s owner died and nobody knew he was there. When Austin Co. law enforcement saw him a family member was found so he could decide what to do. His options were, sending him to auction which would mean he’d end up at a kill pen, euthanasia, or rescue. That’s when we were contacted! Like most rescues our foster homes are full but how could we say no to this sweet horse. He is now being seen by a vet and preparing to go into a foster home.
This is only one of many other horses that need us so we need your help. If you are thinking about getting a horse but aren’t sure, become a foster home. We’ll support you by offering advice and providing vet care for the horse. You just provide food and love. As a foster home it’s not forever and we can get them moved to another foster or find them an adoptive home. Then again, if it works out and you decide to adopt, you have first option to do that!! You might not want to start with a horse that needs rehabilitation like Binion but we have LOTS of other wonderful horses that are healthy and evaluated and just need you! Take a look at our web site and see if there’s one you’d like to foster. Then email us at help@t-bar.org and we’ll walk you through the approval process. It’s that easy! www.t-bar.org

Success Story: Patrick and Barbie

TBAR-Adopted-Patrick-Barbie-HorsesHappy 2016 everyone! Just after Christmas we had the joy of moving Patrick and Barbie, the two feed lot Belgians, to their new home. They are enjoying vast pastures of grass at their fabulous new home. Paul heard about them after our facebook post and since he already adopted a PMU draft breed horse from us 10 years ago, he decided to add these two to his farm. I can’t wait to see Patrick and Barbie gain full health too!! Every time you adopt, rescues have room to take in another animal. Adopting saves lives so adopt, don’t shop. www.t-bar.org