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October 2010


Information on LAR and related classes, as well as speaking engagements/conferences, and requests for classes.
For a complete list of classes, visit www.saveyourhorse.com/wholearn.htm

NOTE TO INSTRUCTORS: Please submit your new classes at the end of each month to be included in the next month's newsletter. I will send out a monthly notice a week or so before the newsletter is due. I would appreciate it if you would send in your class schedules, along with contact information, at that time. Thank you. ALSO: You are welcome to send in your class lists and I will send out a notice to each student inviting them to subscribe to the newsletter.




January 22 at 7:30am, TLAER Awareness Course, Location: Ft. Gordon, near Augusta, GA
Go online at www.TLAER.org for info

Ongoing classes North Strabane Fire Dept, Canonsburg, PA (Just south of Pittsburg) LAR Awareness for First Responders and Save Your Horse! A Safety Seminar for Horse Owners. Those that attend the seminar will receive a Certificate of Attendance for the purpose of reimbursements or to forward on to your equine insurance carrier. Call 724-745-1010, ext. 333, or email ed.childers@nstfd.org

Classes by Deb and John Fox: www.largeanimalrescue.com TLAER classes taught by Drs. Gimenez.


http://lilydale-yarra-valley-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/welfare-group-gets-animal-rescue-vehicle/#comment-form Australian shelter gets vehicle
http://www.knutsfordguardian.co.uk/news/8760782.Firefighters_to_the_rescue_as_new_animal_facility_opens/ There's a new facility in the UK

Prakash Gogoi was a speaker at the 6th International Colloquium on Working Equids held in India last November. People from 34 countries and 14 universities and more than a dozen organizations participated. Prakash said, "I got an opportunity to speak on euthanasia during the meeting as my paper tries to review the trend of euthanasia of working equines in the Brooke India operation. The session was chaired by David Jones, former chairperson of Brooke-UK and co-chaired by Peter Sandoe, expert in animal ethics. Another speaker of the session was Dr. Helen Becky Whay from Bristol University, UK. I also shared with the gathering about the social-religious scenario of India, where people are very sensitive about a process like euthanasia of animals."

Prakash's two papers are posted on the LAR website on the Safety page. Way to go, Prakash!

This month's "Large Animals in the News"


http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?StoryID=100293 Sinkhole swallows 30yr horse
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=weather&id=7856624 In Norco in So. California, 37 horses had to be rescued. The animals were in more than four feet of water. Horse rescue crews couldn't go in there until the swift-water team got there two hours later. Most of the horses are going to be OK. http://www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/firefighters_rescue_pregnant_horse_left_stranded_in_the_mud_of_a_fenland_ditch_1_746242 UK mud rescue
http://www.ktla.com/ktla-horse-mud-rescue,0,3112132.story http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/12/horse-rescue-riverside-county.html Another mud rescue in Norco. Are these guys trained? Look at the position of the rescuer in the second story!
http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/horse-stuck-in-mud-is-saved/ mud, mud, mud
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/dec/22/levy-breaks-causing-flooding-tijuana-river-valley/ Horses rescued in San Diego, CA area
http://www.firehouse.com/news/top-headlines/calif-firefighters-rescue-cow-12-foot-well http://www.ksbw.com/r-video/26327852/detail.html

Cow in well in No.Calif.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/12/28/earlyshow/living/petplanet/main7191334.shtml?tag=latest Helicopter pilot rescues another animal
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/cow-on-ice-blown-to-safety-by-helicopter.html Another version

Not all rescues are by humans

COW rescues calf in floodwaters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwN9QrPctOo&feature=related

An amazing group effort by ELEPHANTS to save a newborn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd-LtWtNvDw&NR=1

One of my all time favorites -- DOG saves dog hit by car on freeway in Chile


Cindy Cross-Greenia says, "There was a horse rescue this weekend in Colchester in which a mare was spooked and went over an embankment and into a brook, Colchester Rescue responded and did a wonderful job of rescuing this poor horse. It has been two years since our equipment has been used in a rescue and both horses were saved, if just one horse is saved in two years and one owner is saved from that horrible loss I personally feel that all the the time and energy and money that is expended is worth it."




http://www.eagletribune.com/haverhill/x1707768040/Horse-escapes-harm-when-trailer-disconnects The road was bumpy; the horse survived



Pictures from the TLAER Half Moon Bay class can be found here: http://picasaweb.google.com/Carver9/TLAERHalfMoonBayCA# Thanks, Carver

http://www.horseaccidents.org.uk/ Website for UK equestrian accidents




Here's the picture that should have gone with the Rescue Path description last month. Heave Ho!!! Pull that cow!!




Horse Lovers - Emergency Planning instructions on YouTube

On October 24th, the Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center sustained a direct hit from Hurricane Richard. www.belizezoo.org

http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/1-000-starve-to-death-on-abandoned-pa-farm/ Farm owner Daniel Clark of Fulton County, PA walked away from his farm and left his animals to slowly die of starvation. There is evidence that they struggled and fought to get out, and that the few who were successful didn't get far before collapsing and dying just outside of the barn.


Donation at SPCA http://www.theithacajournal.com/article/20101216/NEWS01/12160363/Donation+has+tails+wagging+at+Tompkins+County+SPCA Stories On the sanctuary in Montana
UK rescue loooking for doggy blood donors http://www.flintshirechronicle.co.uk/flintshire-news/local-flintshire-news/2010/12/16/capricorn-animal-rescue-mold-on-the-lookout-for-canine-blood-donors-51352-27832120/


http://www.care2.com/greenliving/worlds-smartest-horse-wins-award.html Worlds smartest horse?

OUR SOCIETY AT LARGE(and other miscellaneous stuff)

Vicki Schmidt wrote on 12/18: "This time two weeks ago I was in ICU recovering from a ruptured artery. . some complication from my first surgery back on Nov 2nd. I started hemmoraging and two hours later was in emergency surgery. Got to ride in an ambulance and everything. . Outside of that and a much longer recovery now. . I'm doing OK. The first surgery was no lifting over 25 lbs for 6 weeks. . .now its no lifting more weight than a gallon of milk till Jan 15th. I can not wait till 2011. I'm hoping for a much better year. . We're sending you lots of hugs and positive energy for a speedy and lasting recovery, Vicki!


Prakash Gogoi of The Brooke India was married this past year. He and Runumi have a beautiful daughter, Osin. Also, Prakash lost his mother last year to cancer. We're so sorry for your loss, Prakash. Welcome to the LAR family, Runumi and Osin.

Barry Manilow's song, "ONE VOICE".

We've all felt that we're "Just one voice, singing in the darkness" as we promote LAR and animal welfare. Keep up the good work, troops!!!

Just One Voice
Singing in the darkness
All it takes is One Voice
Singing so they hear what's on your mind
And when you look around you'll find
There's more than

One Voice
Singing in the darkness
Joining with your One Voice
Each and every note another octave
Hands are joined and tears unlocked
If only

One Voice
Would start it on its own
We need just One Voice
Facing the unknown
And then that One Voice
Would never be alone
It takes that One Voice

Just One Voice
Singing in the darkness
All it takes is One Voice
Shout it out and let it ring
Just One Voice
It takes that One Voice
And everyone will sing

Music and Lyrics by Barry Manilow from the album of the same name.


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