Source: Elaine Nash from Fleet of Angels
NOTE TO ADOPTION APPLICANTS
In case you haven’t heard from anyone lately- or maybe not even since submitting your application, we want you to know why. We got a lot of applications, and we simply have not had an opportunity to respond to them all yet. Barb is reviewing them in the order in which they were submitted, to determine who has suitable facilities for caring for the ISPMB horses. As she reviews and processes them, she contacts applicants to let them know if they’re approved.
Our process has been to try to match up available (gathered) horses with the approved adopters who have requested horses that generally fit the genders and ages of those particular available horses. Over the weeks, as more horses have been gathered and sorted by Palomino and her gang, we have been contacting more of the adopters to start coordinating the picking up of their horses or arranging for transportation through Fleet of Angels or whomever they want. It’s been a bit like solving a huge Rubix Cube.
The weather, roads, season, location, and various restrictive limitations set by ISPMB prevented our being able to more quickly reach the maximum number of 270 horses allowed by the State to be adopted. We are actually nearing that number now, we think- although it’s difficult for us to get a total count due to numerous factors over which we have no control.
If we are given access to more horses by ISPMB after the holidays, and if the State arranges to let us adopt out more horses, we will be in touch with more applicants as we get to them on the list.
Some of you have been contacted, but are still hoping for transport assistance from a Fleet of Angels transporters. Due to all the same reasons, it’s been difficult or impossible for many of them to get to ISPMB to pick up your horses. We, like you, are hoping for a break in the weather after the holidays.
The adoption campaign will take a holiday break as of Monday Dec 19, and will resume after the first of the year unless something in the current arrangement changes and we are prevented from saving more of the horses.
Thank you ALL for your desire to help save ISPMB horses, for your donations, for your support and encouragement, and for helping get these horses to new homes!
If you want to help subsidize costs of transportation, panels, motels for helpers, food, travel, and other costs of doing this huge job, you can send tax-deductible donations to: www.ispmbhorserescuemission.org.