FCER is an all volunteer non-profit group dedicated to the rescue of horses, burros, and mules: their rehabilitation (both physically and mentally), and their adoption into good, loving homes. We will assist wherever, whenever we can, to help horses in need.
Located just outside Aztec, in the Four Corners area of New Mexico,we follow the guidelines for rescues as set forth by the AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners). This guide can be viewed by clicking on the Forms icon, then AAEP.
URGENT - Funding Needed by 5 p.m. 4-27-17
HELP NEEDED! By the grace of God and a computer glitch we have another 24 hours to raise the money needed to get these mares to safety! They were abandoned by their owner and subsequently estrayed by the New Mexico Livestock Board. Since they were not claimed during the 5 day hold, they go to sealed bid auction tomorrow!! FCER is willing to take them in, but we simply can't keep taking money out of our operating budget to outbid kill buyers and crazy people. We are still $800SHORT of what we think is a safe bid! We have until tomorrow at 5 p.m. MDST to raise those funds. Please help if you can! Remember - when we get horses in they go to the vet for vaccinations and an evaluation, they are then seen by the farrier for evaluation & hoof work, then they are evaluated by a professional trainer, and THEN made available for adoption. So please, if you could just help with the first step we would much appreciate it!!
UPDATE - WE DID IT! We raised enough money to successfully bid on the 2 mares - now known as Mocha (the appy) and Love Bug (the palomino). Love Bug has a wound on her left hind leg just above the fetlock. It's infected, so we'll get her to the vet asap. Meantime, they are settling in fairly well. Very bonded with each other.
HELP - in raising the funds for these 2 mares we totally depleted the money in the New Mexico Estray Equine Fund (NMEEF). Here's a link to that page - click here.. Please make a donation to help save the next poor horses to be auctioned off! Thanks!!
Moch, the appy and Lady Bug, the palomino went to the vet yesterday. Mocha is doing great - teeth sharp, but not bad, good heart, good lungs, good gut sounds. She is 12 years old. Lady Bug is a different story. She had to have a tooth pulled, and the injury on her leg is serious. We estimate rehab for the leg at 3 months. As they are very bonded with each other, we opted to have Mocha stay with Lady Bug.
Training Video - Thumper
Thumper is available for Adoption. You can read more about him here
Facility Expansion Needed!
FCER has the opportunity to acquire much needed acreage! A 2 1/2 acre parcel of irrigated pasture will soon be ours with your help! This parcel is located very close to our main facility and land here doesn't come available often - especially irrigated. We intend to use the parcel for much needed relief, as well as being able to provide our horses some time in a pasture setting - something we can't do now. We need to raise $70,000 to obtain the property and replace the old fence around it. It even has trees for shade!