Dear NWESC Friends – we are currently updating our website to a new and exciting format. In the meantime, thank you for your ongoing support, as well as your patience as we make this change … and be sure to visit our site again in the near future for the unveiling of our new ‘face’!
After 9-clock hours, and THREE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-SEVEN volunteer hours - 5 stallions and colts were gelded, and 4 rescued equines had much needed dentals … time to celebrate!
On October 8 2016 the NWESC ‘village’ came together, once again, to collaboratively face, head on, arguably the worst problem horses, donkeys, ponies, and mules face today: overpopulation, and all the heinous effects that this problem brings with it (abandonment, starvation, neglect, horrific slaughter transport conditions, to name a few) . It is estimated that 130,000 homeless, beautiful equines are sent to slaughter annually. ANNUALLY. Now, due to a group of extraordinary people (listed below), there will be 5 less equines contributing to the issues surrounding overpopulation - woohoo!
And to add a little special bonus for ‘the village’, we were also able to help 4 equines from Equine Aid who needed dentals … a fantastic opportunity to support a wonderful local equine rescue, as well as offer additional hands on educational experience for our future animal care givers.
A huge thank you to those who made this amazing day possible:
Dr. Hannah Mueller (Cedarbrook Veterinary Care)
Dr. Eric Renner (Rainland Farm Equine Clinic)
Dr. Liz Devine (Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital)
Dr. Chantal Rothschild
Geri Vincent (Equine Aid)
28 Washington State University Veterinary Students and 3 veterinary technicians (you know who you amazing human beings are!)
Mikayla Wood – photographer
The NWESC Board of Directors
Cedarbrook Farms Staff
… and especially the DJ&T Foundation for providing us with the funding for this gelding clinic - allowing us to increase the number of castrations we can perform over the next 12-24 months, and allowing us to help those in our community most in need.
And finally, a tremendous expression of gratitude to the families who love their equines enough to know how important it was to take advantage of this gelding clinic opportunity.
You are all heroes in our book today. It is an honor to know and work with you.
PHOTOS PENDING SHORTLY, SO BE SURE TO CHECK BACK IN SOON!
For the horses …
Announcing: An Exciting and NEW NWESC Program & Manager!
In line with our progressive expansion and development goals, NWESC is thrilled to announce the initiation of our NEW Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Learning Program (EFMHL). Once complete, the EFMHL Program will provide interactive opportunities of growth, learning, and therapy for groups and individuals in the Upper Puget Sound region. Its programs will combine equine-human interactions with counseling-based processing skills to introduce new awareness, improved emotional control, and transformation, while uniquely considering the equine health and well-being at the same time.
Amy Schilder comes to NWESC with 25 years in experiential educational programming. She also brings a combination of dynamic experience in nonprofit management and in equine-facilitated methods of therapy. She is certified by the Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) as an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL), Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA), and by the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA).
Our new EFMHL program will complement NWESC’s efforts to promote wellness and stewardship through mutually respectful relationships and reverence – changing the lives of horses and people forever. Amy will be a tremendous asset to the creation and management of this program, and we are very excited make this program announcement and welcome her to our team!
If you have questions, please contact: