News for July, 2017
We had our Board of Directors meeting in Temecula CA. Our current President has retired and the board will be meeting with a potential replacement. Our secretary resigned prior to the meeting; however, she will still be helping us rescue puppies from the feral moms in the Aguanga area. The following is the outcome of the board meeting:
Sharon Caughron Director, interim president, formerly co-director of Living Free sanctuary
Jennifer McKinney director, equine specialist
Alvin Kranz director, engineer
Robert Leach – director, book keeper, treasurer
Linda Levanthol – director, retired business professional
Rex, our newest addition was found at our gate. When we rescued him he was unable to walk. We took him to our Vet, where he received treatment and he’s doing fine now and has recently been placed in his forever home.
Opie was running with a pack of dogs that I used to feed. he would ask me to take him home but I told him I cannot find the others without him as he would always come. Then I heard that another pack and his had a terrible fight and he was injured but alive I found him with one eye gone and a broken leg. Took him immediately to a vet and has been with us ever since. He was our foxy guy but old age caught up with him. Opie passed the first week in June 2017 our foxy one eyed boy, we will miss him terribly.
On May 2, 2017 our friend Sugar donkey being ill especially the last month, told us it was time. She will really be missed. she greeted everyone that came.
Also the same day, Frankie our akita mix who was born here in the brush before the sanctuary was built his heart could not go on. Frankies gals all miss him so much. most of our animals are old, sick or crippled so we expect this but it is still painful to see them go.
On the bright side, we took Shawnee from a shelter as she came in at approx. 25 lbs and brought her back to health at 63 lbs. She has her vaccinations even rattlesnake, spayed and looking now for a forever home. Shawnee is young, full of life, loves attention and very easy to train.
In the last 3 weeks we’ve picked up 2 litters from the brush, seven puppies in all. Two from Mom Rashee and 5 from Red. All have been sent to a loving foster home until they’re old enough to be altered, fully vaccinated and microchipped.
The main news we have is that our retired president Rita Shakin purchased the property next door, 20 acres for our use. So we now have 30 acres and a trailer for employees use. We have piped water from the sanctuary to the trailer and repaired it. As the sanctuary continues the lower 10 acres would be ideal for horses.