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Mailing Address: 17130 Van Buren Blvd., #45, Riverside, CA, 92504
Phone: 951-943-0627

They sometimes think they want to disappear, but all they really want is to be found!

Approximately 17yr old palomino mare 15h, purchased by a TIER supporter from a feedlot out of state. TIER agreed to take her in.

We will be fundraising to cover remaining costs for transport to Quarantine, partial Quarantine costs, Health Certificate by a vet and arranging transport to bring her to TIER.

Poor girl has been at the lot for awhile and came in quite thin. Seems to be very sweet and willing. She will need her teeth done, worming and feet done as soon as possible. She looks as if she has had a rough go of it for awhile.


2/17/2019 - My, My, My!

The lovely palomino known as Grady arrived at QT2 (2nd Quarantine Facility) mid afternoon.  Unloaded fine, calm and walked easily to the freshly prepared stall/run.  The QT manager double checked the Coggins to make sure it was the right one and noticed that the age listed was 21 and under "sex" was an F.  What???? Isn't  "F" for Female?

The facility manager, Kathy, decided to investigate the irregularity.  She walked around the horse, bent down to look and My, My, My.........sure enough, IT'S A GIRL!  What??? Once TIER was notified, a scramble ensued to pick out an appropriate name and we came up with LUCILLE!

Although she gained a bit of weight at QT1, she is still quite thin.  Her feed will now include fresh hay and Equine Senior along with some ProBios. 

She is scheduled to see the Veterinarian tomorrow to check her teeth and see if she needs any antibiotic treatment for her runny nose.  Her eyes are a bit weepy which could be from congestion/cold, blocked tearduct, etc.  We will know more after her vet visit. 

She is cute as a button and she has a light in her eyes!

Origin of the name Lucille: Derived from the Latin Lucilla, which is a pet form of Lucia (light).

2/9/2019 - Mother Nature frustrates our efforts!

It started with an email and then escalated to telephone calls.  ‘I can provide funds to pay bail on 2 horses in the “ship pen” at a feedlot in Texas.  Pics/videos attached. Can TIER take the older one if I pay transport to Quarantine and part of the Quarantine fees?”
You know how it goes from here.  Once you see it you can't unsee it.  Once you’ve felt it deep inside, where it aches for those poor horses, your compassion rises and you say…SURE We Can! 


Our plans to announce Lucille's arrival and tell her story got derailed. While the details were being worked out, of course, the unexpected happens.  A weeks worth of rain that causes quite a bit of damage to the hay we just purchased (THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS!!), runoff damage at the perimeter fencing, runoff damage to the culvert under the road to the main gate, trees falling down because of the saturation, plus runoff damage to the road to the gate by the hay area.  Rain has started again today and it expected to continue through tomorrow and maybe further into the coming week.  The rain damage will not be a cheap fix (we do have some AWESOME neighbors who are jumping in to help!!) and it is definitely something that needs to be addressed fully when the rains stop.  Mother Nature will be tapping our reserves just when Lucille needed those reserves. 

In the meantime, 2/8/2019 Lucille was picked up and transported to a very reliable temporary quarantine facility where she will stay for approximately a week.  (It’s great to have friends/contacts across the country!)   

(Look at that SWEET face!)
In about a week, when space opens up, Lucille will then be transported to another exceptionally trustworthy facility where she will remain for 1-2 weeks depending on transport schedule to TIER and her health.  Right now, at the temporary facility, she is receiving Uniprim (broad spectrum antibiotic ) for a slightly snotty nose, which TIER authorized purchase of from the local veterinarian.  The costs for the 1st QT facility and transport there and to the 2nd facility, plus the antibiotics are covered.  
QT at the second facility (approximately 250), Farrier care really needs to be done (40), transport to TIER (985), Health Certificate (36.00 ranch call) and possibly a dental float (to be determined by the vet) are not covered yet.  Well, they pretty much were until the rains decided to reorganize the ground around here and soaked some of the hay.  We need to raise at least 1300.00 for Lucille.  Can you help? 
Every donation helps. Even the smallest amount will make a difference.
Please be sure to indicate that your contribution is for Lucille.  Thank YOU!

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True Innocents Equine Rescue (T.I.E.R)
17130 Van Buren Blvd., #45
Riverside, CA, 92504
Tel: 951-943-0627
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