South Carolina Awareness and Rescue for Equines has been involved with the rescue of hundreds of horses. Here are some examples of why the work the members, countless volunteers, fostering homes and sponsors do, is vital to ensuring all equines in the state of South Carolina live in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment. Learn more about each of these rescues by clicking on the names below.
SCARE has been involoved with the rescue of over six hundred equine.
|Buster||Bayonette||Dinah||Miss Lilly||Lady Bug|
|Timmie & Willie||Storm||Willow||ZZ||Duchess|
Jericho's letter to Santa
I thought that it was silly to be writing a letter to Santa at my age, but my Mom said we all needed to write to Santa to let you know what we wanted for Christmas. I am an old man now, and there isn’t much that I can ask for that I don’t have. I came to live with these folks over eight years ago, and boy did my life change. There hasn’t been a night since they brought me home that I went to sleep hungry or cold, and I always have loving hands to stroke me, and soft whispers in my ear that make me feel loved and wanted. Every morning there is another fresh bowl of food to start my day, and plenty of cool fresh water. They always make sure that I have a warm blanket when it is cold, a soft place to lay down and rest my old bones, shelter from the wind and rain, and plenty to eat. It makes me sad to think of all of my brothers out there who still go to sleep on cold nights with nothing to eat, and my sisters with little ones that they can’t feed.
Before I came here, I thought my life was over. I prayed that I would just be able to find that place humans call the Rainbow Bridge so I wouldn’t hurt anymore, but then my Mom and her friends came to get me. I know they try really hard to help all those guys who are suffering, but I guess it isn’t as simple as just “bringing them home”. I was one of the lucky ones. I guess that’s why I feel so selfish asking for anything else for Christmas. I have so much more than most of my brothers and sisters who have no one who cares for them.
So my Christmas wish is for my Mom and her friends to have all the things that make it possible for us to live without hunger, and to be able to bring my brothers and sisters here so they can go to sleep without dreaming about that Rainbow Bridge place. I know it must be a beautiful and wonderful place, but this has to be the next best thing and I’m sure not ready to leave. I have watched these humans take care of many of my brothers and sisters – more than I can name. Some have gone to live with other good humans; some still live here because they are really naughty or have something wrong with them that make them hard for humans to care for; and some have had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. My Mom said they were so broken even all the kings’ horses and all the kings’ men couldn’t make them feel better. I just know that before they left here, they were cared for just like me. My best friend just went to live at the Rainbow Bridge, and it still makes me sad. I miss him a lot. I know he would have liked to stay here longer if his feet hadn’t hurt so badly, but I know he’s saving a spot for me right beside him when I need to go.
By the way, I know we have some young bucks who live here, and they may send you letters asking for toys and shiny things. Please remember that they are still young, and don’t realize how lucky they are to live here. A long time ago, I was like that too. Now I am writing my Christmas wish for all of my brothers and sisters who do not have humans to help them write to you. So, if you and your elves can help my friends to help others that would be great. Please help my humans, Santa.