Monday, December 31, 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Dex gets crypt-orchid surgery

This is Dex, a three year old, crypt-orchid (testicles have not descended)  buckskin.  He is just one of several we were able to rescue from the Crested Butte area horses destined for slaughter in Mexico.   Dr. Dale Rice was the vet who worked with us to bring them back to health during their quarantine period.  Thanks to the hard work of our volunteer Roxanne who wrote a letter to Colorado State University's teaching hospital we were able to get surgery for Dex at a greatly reduced rate.  Thanks to a generous donation from Bill, Jill and their family we can pay the reduced rate and surgery is scheduled for January 2nd. 
 This is a very serious surgery and we are sure of a positive outcome.  With this surgery Dex will be able to progress in his training and be able to be placed in a forever home soon.
Teri from Terolyn Farms has volunteered her truck, trailer and driving to get Dex to Fort Collins.  We will keep you updated.  Surgery was scheduled for the week before Christmas but we had to cancel due to a snow storm.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

All Dogs go to Heaven and Reggie went there.

Reggie was fifteen when he finally decided to make the trip to heaven.  He had limited use of his back legs for some time due to a back injury.  He also had numerous lumps.  Up until the day he went away he would wag his tail in greeting to our visitors.  When we had foster kids they spent lots of time counting the Mickey Mouse silhouettes they could find in his many spots.  He went to dogie school and won a blue ribbon for the best behaved "student".  Dr Dave Barton, Integrative Wellness chiropractor,  gave him several adjustments to keep his spine aligned.  When it was Reggie's time to go, Dr. Lee Mueller, his assistant Jennifer, and Lynda's daughter Teri made his passing stress and pain free.  He was a good dog.  He will be missed.  We thank all those who came around with a kind word for Reggie.

Dover's Giving Tree

The Edwards Foundation would like to thank all the patrons of Dover's Saddlery in Parker who selected us to receive requested animal care supplies.  This is Dover's second annual Giving Tree.
                  Jason and Diane, two volunteers, are pleased to accept the donations from Tracy.
And again just before New Years we, Diane and her daughter, are again receiving gifts from the Giving Tree.  Tracy said the tree was originally Mona's idea and that this year Emily and Anna were in charge of the Giving tree.  We were glad to hear that Dover's will be setting up the Giving tree again next year.  We thank all who made these donations possible.

Corbin finds a best friend and a new home with John

 Corbin and John spent many hours together to make sure they would work well together.
When it was time for Corbin to load up to go to his new home he loaded easily.
This is Corbin and his new best friend John.  John heard about Corbin and his rescue with the other abandoned horses from Crested Butte, Colorado.  You might remember the pictures of Rene and Corbin.  Corbin was so scared of humans that Rene and Chelsea from Rocky Mountain Horseshoeing came around to help him learn to trust people and also to help him get used to having his feet trimmed.  John was looking for a horse he could work with in his spare time.  He fell in love with Corbin and the feeling was mutual!  John would whistle softly and Corbin would come right to him.  We know they will have many good times together.

Dr. Dale Rice repairs Molly the Zebu's horn

The animals got running around and the Zebu cow (Boscus Indicus) fell, flipped and broke one horn off and severely damaged her other horn.
 Dr. Dale Rice consulted with CSU and other vets in the area and decided he would try to save the remaining horn.  His tech assistant, Kim came to help.  First they had to make the area numb.  Dr rice compared the loss of a horn as similar to a nail pulled from a nail bed but more painful.
                                Then the shattered horn was wrapped with fine wire to stabilize it.

 Then a fast drying epoxy was applied to the horn.  Volunteer Diane came in a post operative collar from her neck surgery to offer comfort and support to Molly.
        Molly's repaired horn along with an anti-inflammatory made them both (Diane and Molly) feel much better.
 Chuck came around to give Molly a tongue cleaning session and to make sure she was OK.
                                    Chuck approves!  They say "Thank You" to Dr. Rice and Kim.
                 It has been a month and the horn is holding.  Some volunteers call Molly our Unicorn cow! :)
                                                    Come visit her.  She loves special attention.

Daisy Troop 1706 and families visit

The Daisy Girl scouts made treats for  all the animals.
 Then the whole troop came with their families to meet the animals.  The animals say thank you for the great treats
                                               THANK YOU girls from Troop 1706

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Max revisits his Eagle Project

Max shows where he left his scout mark in the cement of the feed room floor.  This job took many hours of hard work in the heat and dust of the barn.  The 4 yards of cement had to be rolled into the barn one wheelbarrow at a time!  His troop members were working right there with him.  Cement on the feed-room floor saved the Edwards Foundation almost $100 a month.  Moisture could seep into the dirt and cause the hay to spoil.  The mice had freeway tunnels to the grain storage and helped themselves to an endless supply of oats.  No more!  Thank you Max!
 Family and friends come out to see the proof of all that planning and hard work.  For a second project, Max built a bi-level feeder with trays.  This allows all sizes of animals to feed at the same time and the tray prevents waste of food.  As you can see the animals love their deluxe feeder.
 Max and his brother demonstrate that this feeder is built to last.  When Chuck the Zebu tried to polish his horns on a corner post, it did not move even an inch!  When we want to move it it separates into two parts with the removal of a couple of bolts.
Max received scouting's most prestigious award- the Eagle Badge.  Statistics show that only 2 out of 100 scouts are able to achieve this rank.  After Troop 127's Eagle Scout Court of Honor,  Max's friends and family came to visit to see the proof of all his hard work.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Treats from Daisy Scout Troop 1706

Ellie and Zoe present Amber with stuffed apple animal treats made by their scout group.
The Edwards Animals received special treats of apples stuffed with carrots, oats and molasses   They also brought rice cakes "frosted with peanut butter and molasses.  Even the sugar gliders enjoyed this treat.  Of course the horses, burros, cows and goats loved their treats.  Thank you Daisy Scouts!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Edward's Foundation Approved for S.F.C. Funds

Edward's Foundation has been accepted into the charity campaign through the federal government. This means that for the month of November federal employees can choose a charity to support. Our charity code is 34246. Please consider us. Thank you.

Midnight in Paradise

Paula welcomes Midnight with open arms. Amber (located in the bunny cage) helps setting up her new home.

The Animals do Halloween and Pine Lane.

Jillian, a student at Pine Lane Elementary invited some of the Edward's Animals to come to her school's Trunk-or-Treat carnival. While Jillian passed out treats, Buckey(left) dressed like an angle,Toby(top) dressed like a devil, and buttons(right) entertained the children.

Tagawa's Garden Donation of Pumpkins.

All the animals love their special pumpkin treat. They all say, "thank you Tagawa!"

Opal Finds A Forever Home.

A perfect home for Opal was meant to be. We got a call from Tagawa's Gardens Center, Michelle, who offered pumpkins for animal treats. Michelle and her husband Jack had just lost a beloved cat and companion. They fell in love with opal immediately and the attraction was mutual. we are so glad that Opal found such a loving forever home.

Dr. Barton Visits Edwards Animals

Dr.Barton from Integrated Wellness Group paid a visit to the Edward's Foundation. He adjusted Coco the little female goat that survived the Hay-man Fire but had a shoulder injury. Dr. Barton helped her so she could put weight on her injured limb. Next he worked with Goldie to open up her SI joint, re-aligned her ribs, and even up her poll joints. Last but not least, he was able to help re-align Reggie's spine from an injury that caused trauma to the nerves of his back leg. Thank you Dr. Barton!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Autumn work crew

What a good work crew showed up to help !!!!!
The Edwards Foundation had a super wonderful crew show up Saturday to help us get a hay donation loaded on a flat bed and then off loaded into the feed room.  The donation came from Jack Muse and Pegasus  Morgans.  No time to rest we were off to Tagawa's Garden Center to pick up two truck loads of donated pumpkins.  All the animals love a special treat of a pumpkin.  We were not done yet-- we were off to Terolyn Training Center to pick up a truckload of grain.  Thank you Diane and her husband Rob who stayed behind to run the crew who stayed here to scoop poop and clean stalls.  By the end of the day we were happy to have help from Diane and Amanda to pick up Lamborgini our sheep from Flat Acres Farm where he had been part of a fall harvest petting zoo.  Whew what a work day!  We are all glad that today is Spring forward, fall back to a time change so we all got an HOUR EXTRA of rest!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Eagle Scout Jackson from Troop 743 Completes Project

Jackson with the help of his Troop 743, stands in front of the new turkey house.

Jackson got lots of help with his Eagle project to build a duck house and a turkey house for our feathered friends.  He and his troop members worked hard to design a predator-proof structure.  We appreciate all their hard work.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

High Plains Chapter of DeMolay was at Edwards Foundation

 In anticipation of a windbreak of trees this group of DeMolay young adults lay out a dripline system.  The Edwards Foundation hopes to be able to plant evergreen trees as a screen and a windbreak for the animals.  The weather did not cooperate and made laying the waterline much harder in the cold.
Everyone was ready for a BBQ of hot hamburgers and hot dogs.  They all worked hard.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dr. Dave Barton works his magic on Goldie and Coco

Dr. David Barton from Integrative Wellness group in Castle Rock came out to do an equine chiropractic adjustment on Goldie the 24 year old quarter horse with a hunters lump.  He found that the lump was not calcified--good news.  He worked on her SI (sacroiliac) joints.  After this adjustment she was relaxed and able to better collect her back legs under her.

 Then Dr. Dave aligned the bones below her poll.  This allowed Goldie to bend her neck more easily.  At the end of the treatment there was a visible reduction of the hunter's lump.  Dr. Dave gave us some therapy exercises to improve her flexibility.
 Next Dr. Dave worked on Coco's shoulder.  She had lost most of the use of her leg due to a shoulder injury in the Hayman fire 10 years ago.
 With an adjustment in the scapula area Coco was able to put weight on her foot after years of dragging her foot!!!!!!  Coco was relaxed and readily accepted treatment.  After the visit she found a warm spot and rested peacefully.  Dr. Dave will return in a couple weeks to do a follow-up treatment.  Goldie and Coco say a big THANK YOU!!!  You can reach Dr. David Barton at 303-814-9262.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Corbin and Volunteers

This is Corbin with friends Lindsey and Cruz.  Lindsey is a student at Bel-Ray.  Corbin loves all the attention.  Come visit him.

Cat needs home

This is Opal.  We do not usually take in small animals but this young cat is so loving and affectionate we just knew we could find the purrfect forever home for her.  She is about a year old and in good health.  She is such a lady and uses a litter box.  We would you to come meet her.  I forgot to shut off the flash and that is why her big beautiful eyes are not wide open.  We also have a dutch house rabbit to place in a forever home. Come visit us.

Girl Scout Troop 3272

Here are the girls from Scout Troop 3272.  They spent the summer working on a Bronze and a Silver project.  After months of work they arrive with nesting box mats and flooring for the chicken nest box they spent the summer working on.  They came as early as 6 am so they could work before the temperature reached triple digits.  Leaders are Diana and Dina.  Scouts are Audra, Brooklyn, Cade, Grace, Lauren, Maria, Paxton, Robin, Skylar, and Sydney.
Here they check out the art work to keep the chickens happy while they nest.
The chicks love their new home!  Thanks Troop 3272

Monday, July 16, 2012

Grey Kitty's Birthday Adoption Event at Tagawas

Diane, Jessica, and Coco-au-deux represented Edward's Animals. 

Saturday 11a.m.-3 p.m. 

On the second day Coco picked out this shirt for Diane to wear. 

Hay arrives at the Edwards Foundation!

6 a.m. on a Saturday morning.  The best and bravest of the volunteers showed up!!!  Some even brought family and friends.  They did a fantastic job!!  The animals are so happy.  A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO ALL!

Job well done!