Monday, May 4, 2009

Long Meadow Rescue Ranch











Yesterday, the kids and I had the priveledge of spending the day at the Humane Society of Missouri's Long Meadow Rescue Ranch, which is a big farm where many of animals can call a safe haven. Many of them ended up there for many reasons, the biggest one being, neglect by past owners. They have about 50 horses, goats, donkeys, ducks, roosters,cows, and even a giant pig named Snortin Nortin!! Many of the horses from the Hwy 44 accident a few months back ended up there for rehab and many are now adopted to loving homes. One horse from that accident they named Will for his will to live. While another never would have lived if it wasnt for the humane society, who saved his mom and her unborn baby...now a Beautiful brown and white horse!! If you don't know about the accident, it involved a huge tractor trailer hauling hundreds of horses, that were to be illegally sold for glue, etc. Luckily, the truck was involved in a minor accident, which (I believe, Devinely) happened so that the shadey practice was uncovered!! Now, those horses are living out their full lives, happy, bc of the efforts of the MO Humane Society and The Long Meadow rescue Ranch. The ranch is open to the public every Saturday from 11-3. So take your family out there this summer, you will love the peace and serenity out there. It is located in Union Missouri. Oh, and by the way, did I mention, that if I ever come into a huge amount of money, I am going to have a horse!!! Dream a little dream with me....

4 comments:

G'night Gracie said...

I have always wanted to go there. I didn't realize it was open to the public on Saturdays. I gave my Brother a sponsorship of Snortin' Nortin' one year for his birthday!

Three Against One said...

Places like this are wonderful, all animals deserve to be treated well. Did you hear about the accident with the horses and the trailor a few years ago? There was a truck pulling some horses on the highway and the floor of the horse trailor gave out. Poor horses got dragged and the skin was completely gone down to the bone on their legs.
Speaking of horses when are you free to come with me out to my parents to see ours? I know you have been wanting to go for awhile now. :)

bigsis said...

GREAT PICTURES!!! You're seeing with the eye of a photographer, and your pictures reflect it...(maybe I'm starting to rub off on you a little... and Susan too :) )
My favorite is the snout of "Snortin Nortin" - that's a classic!! K

TechZipped said...

Nice photos
I liked IT

(IN)COURAGE -SO great...check it out!

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