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.
Help for Dreamer
Dreamer was an emergency rescue and saying “We can’t take him” wasn’t an option. Dreamer is an 11 year old stallion. He’s been in his pen so long he was standing on 2 to 3 feet of his own manure. He was born on the place we got him from – never haltered or feet done – essentially never touched. We were alerted to his plight by the granddaughter of the person who had him.
Dulce came to FCER on Wednesday April 24th. Her owner's daughter reached out to us for help. We picked her up and transported her immediately to Animal Haven Clinic in Farmington, NM. Because of the dire condition of her feet the decision was made to sedate her, lay her down, and then do all 4 feet. Farrier Steve Mathews went to work with a reciprocating saw to cut off the first bunch of hoof. Now Dulce is recovering from her procedure. We're waiting another week before working on them a little more. She's quite a gal though. The next morning she was at her stall door bright and shiny, waiting for someone to pet her. We took a little walk, but not far, as Dulce is still wobbly and unsteady on her new feet.
FCER has been awarded Verification Status by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries! GFAS is the only globally recognized organization that provides standards for animal sanctuaries. This is totally voluntary on the part of FCER, and we did it to hold ourselves accountable and to provide our donors assurance that your donations are well spent!