As the summer intensifies so does the subway and I find myself staying longer in my country get away up in Columbia County....
It was rainy last weekend when I went to visit Bobby 11 Freedom, the rescued NYC Carriage horse, now living at Equine Advocates Sanctuary in Chatham, NY. It's one year since Bobby was rescued from slaughter. Equine Advocates President & Founder, Susan Wagner and the rest of us were caught in a sudden rainstorm, but it didn't dampen the high spirits.
Bobby was rescued on June 25, 2010 by Equine Advocates and the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages. He was then shipped to Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary in Chatham, NY where he has been retired. Bobby is sponsored by Cathy and Ron Wong. You can sponsor one of the many equines rescued and living at the sanctuary. contact Equine Advocates Sanctuary
Here's a clip I made of his re-Birthday celebration:
Elizabeth Hess an Equine Advocates board member, avid animal rights activist and author (Nim Chimpsky), brought me along to the party. We took my two poodles Etta and Lily who loved the attention.
I'll be heading back to the subway after a summer break excited to know Bobby is retired from the city grind living happily at Equine Advocates.
The birthday celebration was written about in an article about Bobby by Karrie Allen of The Chatham Courier
Here's a previous clip I made from my intial visit to the sanctuary when Bobby first arrived.