Thank You, Volunteers!!
LABOR of love….🐴💕
Our volunteers do much more than rescue injured Salt River wild horses…For example…
A regular day for us starts at 5 am 🕔 with opening of the Forest Service gate at first light. We then patrol all areas where horses are, we warn traffic 🚗 when horses are crossing, we educate the public, we monitor and assess injuries, we record changes and new births 📝, we reunite horses, we relocate horses🐎, we clean recreation areas from manure and garbage 🗑 we clean firepits, we douse fires 🔥, we clean graffiti, we are on call 24/7 and answer our hotline and respond to any horse emergency 🚑, we mend and install fencing 🛠, we drag horse carcasses, we rescue any animal abandoned in the forest, (🐈🐖🐇🐔🐕), we close hikers gates, we take care of rescued Salt River wild horses at our facilities 🥕, we communicate with authorities and we continuously fight for improvements in the horses’ habitat, 👩💻etc etc.
At the end of the day, our feed team hauls bales of hay to the feed stations and at sundown we close the FS gate again🔐. Then we finish our day with one last Bush Hwy patrol.
THAT is just a regular day at the office for the SRWHMG. All this is not done by just a few people, but by more than 100 dedicated and educated hard workers, divided over several teams.
We appreciate every minute of their time. It is definitely a labor of love!
Thank you dear SRWHMG volunteers! Happy Labor day everyone! 🤗