Our Rescue Family
Our second eldest “son” has been a member of our family since he was a young colt. Bred by our dear friends from quality parents and being loved and cared for his entire life has not spared him from insulin resistance and subsequent laminits. His diagnosis was recently changed to PPID/Equine Cushing's Disease. Impulse also somehow suffered a fracture to his spinous processes while playing in the pasture. His fractures have long since healed and he thoroughly enjoys being a beloved friend and companion horse.
As one of the last colts sired by an extremely popular Arabian stallion before his passing, Casino was thrust into the show world at a very young age. His show career was not as successful as was hoped and, in spite of his breeders’ significant monetary investment, he was offered “free to a good home” with the caveat that he be gelded. In this individuals care he was gelded and “broke” using what we and many others consider to be outdated and unkind techniques which did not produce the desired results so he was put up for sale even though selling him was against the agreement with his original breeders. With their authorization we “reimbursed her for her expenses” and Casino was welcomed into our family in 2000. He is a sensitive, kind, gentle and loving soul who will most likely always carry the emotional scars from his “training”. Casino now enjoys the peaceful comfort of life as a pampered horse.
This petite and pretty mare is originally from Canada. She joined our family as a young filly. She has a skin depigmentation condition called Vitilago and later developed insulin resistance and laminitis. She requires twice daily medication for the IR and is under the care of a specialized farrier for her laminitis. Zaraa is all heart with just the right amount of sass!
Unexpected economic circumstances caused Allie’s previous owners to seek rehoming. She had a successful show career but an unfortunate eye injury ended that career. She was eleven years old and not trained to ride so she was not easily rehomed. Her previous owners, being more concerned about a safe and loving home than money, allowed us to welcome Allie into our family in 2013. She and Zaraa have been inseparable since!
In 2016 we were contacted by an elderly couple wo were no longer able to properly care for their four horses. We were able to find homes for three of the horses but no one was willing to take in this twenty seven year old Arabian stallion - so we did. We borrowed money, built stallion facilities and welcomed Sha-Ron into our rescue family with open arms. This grand senior will be with us for the rest of his life which we hope will be for many, many more years to come!
In 2012 we found this little guy wet and shivering under our horse trailer. We attempted to find his owners by placing ads and putting up fliers but he was never claimed therefore he became a cherished member of our family.
We are not entirely certain of Brenna’s story before she came under the care of Mid America Rottweiler Rescue. She was underweight, heartworm positive and appeared to have been abused. After successful treatment of her heartworms she was offered for adoption and we instantly fell in love with her sweet face and energetic personality. She has been a beloved member of our family since 2012.
This beautiful soul spent the first few years of her life as a breeder dog in an Amish puppy mill then she was heartlessly sold at auction in 2014. Thankfully she was purchased by a dog rescue but was not doing well in a kennel environment. Upon hearing her situation we adopted her. Next began the long process of earning her trust and reversing the reprehensible emotional terror inflicted upon her at the puppy mill. In addition she has hip dysplasia and should not have been bred. Her Vet believes more extensive treatment or even surgery may be necessary in the future. Here Apolonia is learning what it means be truly loved and touched kindly by human beings. She is making great progress but still has a way to go.
In early 2015 we were contacted by another rescue regarding a local Rottweiler male in need of rehoming. His previous dad is in the military serving our country and found it increasingly difficult to find people to help him with the care of his dog when he was in training or deployed. He considered foster care but ultimately decided to responsibly seek adoption assistance through rescues. We were honored to welcome Hank into our rescue family and, after a brief period of destructive behavior associated with separation anxiety as well as some basic training and neutering, he has settled in nicely.
Denver was abandoned at a Kansas shelter by his previous family at approximately eight years of age. He was so frightened, confused and heartbroken that he was too fearful to be evaluated for rehoming and was scheduled for euthanasia or “rescue only” placement. We were made aware of his situation by a friend via social media and instantly volunteered to pick up and foster him for Mid America Rottweiler Rescue. We quickly fell in love with this shy and timid senior and became his forever family.
In 2006 this gorgeous cat was dumped in our neighborhood along with several other Ragdoll cats. He is cross eyed which most likely inhibited his ability to feed himself as he was found nearly starved to death. We began feeding him then knew he had chosen us when we came home to find him inside the house with our dogs! He is now a well loved and well fed cat.
Our previous neighbors had Missy since she was born to a stray mother they took in several years prior. She is a very shy and quiet cat who did not do well in the pecking order for food. She began coming to our house for peace and quiet and food. She adopted us and we asked permission to bring her with us when we moved. The rest is history.
On Father’s Day evening in 2014 we were headed to the barn to say goodnight to our horses when to our dismay we discovered a feral cat in our garage in obvious distress with a badly injured hind leg. We were eventually able to get him into a cat carrier then took him immediately to our Veterinarian. Unfortunately his leg had multiple fractures requiring complete amputation. He also needed treatment for fleas, giant ticks and neutering. He is a polydactyl (extra toes on his paws) adding to his allure. Tre has made a complete recovery and is now one of our sweetest and most affectionate cats.
A plea for help with a momma cat and her remaining kitten was seen on social media. We instantly offered to foster both cats .Bonnie is practically a kitten herself. She is sweet, silly and playful. We did not want her to be separated from her only remaining kitten so they will be together here with us.
As a hungry stray cat in the middle of winter, Bobby came to us looking for food, affection and care and he found it. He is a very handsome and talkative fellow who has a bobbed tail (not sure if he was born this way or if this is the result of an injury). He is a fun addition to our clowder of cats.
Our bunny was rescued directly from a breeder/butcher. She was originally one of his breeding bunnies but her status quickly changed when she stopped producing large litters. She then found herself in line for butchering. We paid her “meat price” and brought her home to live out her life peacefully. She was badly infested with ear mites when we initially rescued her. She is not very friendly especially toward other bunnies but given her previous circumstances this is understandable. Delilah is therefore our only bunny.
In Loving Memory
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