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Equibow with Alice

Larney, an eighteen hannovarian BCFS accepted in December 2017 with an injured left hind leg was surrended by a lady who loved him dearly, but was unable to care for him any longer. She was going to euthanize and then she started communicating with BCFS.

It took several months before Larney finally made his way to our barn at BCFS. He was in extra discomfort after the long trailer ride. We gave him some time and let him settle before we had the vet out.

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He was diagnosed with a chronic back leg pain (lower suspensory ligament damage), so we started looking into alternative treatment.

724C5366-97C6-49C8-ADCA-EF0B444BF91EWe are lucky enough to have a wonderful group of supporters: Elisabeth connected BCFS with Alice Zammit-Maempel from Equine Natural Therapy to come out and do equibow with Larney.

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Equi-bow is a gentle, non-invasive modality which re-patterns the neuromuscular system through its ripple like effect on fascia and connective tissue. It re-balances the nervous system, enhancing relaxation, as well as re-balancing hormonal and endocrine function. It reduces fascial tension and referred pain. Circulation is improved and it promotes fluid level balance thus re-hydrating the tissues. Not only does Equi-Bow address musculoskeletal issues, it addresses all the body system functions and internal organs. Natural Therapy 

053558BF-E0A4-491E-9018-0CBD2D366D33Alice is a Natural Therapy professional who offers equibow and equine massage to horses. We couldn’t believe the difference! Larney was much more comfortable and even standing square.

He showed signs of relief with his frequent yawning and chewing. This is how they process equibow.

27858338_10156087409742485_8683339353776810790_nLarney has shown much improvement. He’s no longer dragging a toe on his back leg and there is much more playful behaviour. We’re thrilled with Alice’s work.

Thank you Alice Zammit-Maempel for helping our Larney! You can find Alice at 905-348-0798 or visit her webpage www.equine-naturaltherapy.com 

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The PhD Pig and the Ass Menagerie Sanctuary!

Bud is a two year old pot bellied pig who loves people and is incredible smart. Problem solving smart.

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You can watch him working out his escape plans. He’ll look through the material and the next thing you know he’s visiting with the goats at Ass Menagerie Sanctuary where he’s being fostered.

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BCFS members were lucky enough to visit the Ass Menagerie Sanctuary, also located in Wainfleet.

We met their rescue animals like their Rooster and chickens

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mini Donkey,

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mini horse,

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resident pigs,

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…and the most lovely pyrenese we’d ever seen named Eli.

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But, lets get back to Bud. Super smart and loveable Bud. While visiting he escaped from his paddock to cuddle with his foster mama by walking between her legs and rubbing himself.

Bud is an incredible pig who’ll do best in a farm setting where he gets lots of attention. People attention. He’s not familiar with other animals, but those he’s met he’s been very happy and excited.

27709632_10159828766335316_1175096808718904611_oBud is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, tucks and hooves trimmed and ready for his new home.

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Must have a farm to adopt a pig from BCFS. Thank you!

 

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Lacey Has Been Adopted

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Lacey, a 9-year-old Shih Tzu, joined the Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary (BCFS) foster program in January 2018 as an owner surrender. Weighing in at approximately 20 pounds, this sweet girl has proven to be incredibly sweet and affectionate.

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Unfortunately, Lacey’s family was no longer able to care for her and she required a new home. While we originally thought Lacey was coming to us in good health, we quickly learned that she refused to eat and had diarrhea. After a visit to the vet and some testing, we found out that Lacey was suffering from an infection in her intestines called C. Diff. But nothing a little antibiotics couldn’t fix!

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Lacey was so sad and sick when she first came to us that she would just lay in the corner with a devastated look on her face. However, after a week of medication, Lacey started to feel better and that sad look quickly turned happy!

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We learned that Lacey loves to play, enjoys riding in the car, is good with cats and other dogs, walks well on a leash, and is housebroken. We also learned that she is incredibly smart and a real cuddle-bug. Lacey was looking for a home that would provide her with a lot of love and attention in her retirement years and we are so happy she has found just that!

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Congratulations to Lacey, Ross & Marie.

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Keller: Old, Blind and Unwanted

Keller has been in foster care for 8 months with not a single family interested. He’s nearly ten years old, not the best looking guy and has just recovered from a bout of pancreatitis. He still marks in the house and growls a bit at meal times or when he’s in his crate.

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Lets talk about the good things! He is a great cuddler  He’s probably one of the happiest dogs I’ve met and he loves other people. Gets along great with cats and other dogs. He loves his crate and spend a good quantity of time in his den.

He’s small and very low maintenance and he’s a very easy keeper. A short walk and he’ll nap for hours.

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How do I deal with the marking? When Keller isn’t outside or in his crate he wears a belly band in the house. I buy pads and change the pads daily. Keller will come with his belly bands. He doesn’t mind wearing them and makes no effort to pull them off.

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Keller has a very sweet personality and is a great couch potato. Finally, Keller has absolutely not a single tooth left in his head. You don’t have to worry about dental surgery or mouth infections. He has no trouble eating anything and has a healthy appetite!

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Are you looking for a truly unwanted dog? Then meet Keller. He deserves a forever home… can it be yours?