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Day of Caring 2016 — Thank you, Allytics!

Thanks to United Way of King County, September 23rd, 2016 witnessed excellent changes at Save a Forgotten Equine (SAFE) in Woodinville. As part of the nonprofit’s annual Day of Caring event, 50 volunteers from the Redmond-based company Allytics ventured out of their office for a day of team building hard work at SAFE’s farm on Hollywood Hill in Woodinville. Under gray and drizzly skies, the group from Allytics divided into teams to tackle major construction projects.

With the help of core SAFE volunteers acting as project leads, the Allytics team — including their executive staff — dug out an area to be used as a wash rack for the horses. installing drainage pipes, covering the area with secure footing, and tamping down new gravel. Another team moved hundreds of yards of earth and rock to sculpt a garden out of an unused area in the pasture. Many strong backs worked an auger to dig holes for approximately 50 fence posts and install over 200 feet of pasture fencing. Two more Allytics teams erected shelters in the pasture to protect the horses from the elements. Other teams successfully completed smaller projects like painting fences, moving bark, and moving our round pen to the covered arena for the winter.

SAFE staff and volunteers were grateful to be part of Day of Caring 2016. The work the Allytics team provided moved SAFE facilities projects far ahead of what could have been done with our regular core of volunteers. Thank you, Allytics! We hope to see you back again next year.

Foster Update: Finn & Banjo

Here’s a wonderful update about Banjo and Finn from their foster mom Carrie! Here’s a Finn & Joey (aka Banjo) update!  Finn’s just as cuddly as ever. His feet have been doing well this summer and is spending most of his time out of his Soft Ride boots, though he’s very tender when barefoot on… Continue Reading

September Volunteer of the Month: Dave Wesche

  SAFE’s history is full of inspiring horse stories and the horses inspire volunteers in different ways. What is not always apparent is how volunteers inspire other volunteers. Our September Volunteer of the month, Dave Wesche, has found inspiration and community here at SAFE. He writes about what brought him to us and what keeps him… Continue Reading

September Volunteer of the Month: Dave Wesche

A Beautiful Heart

Here’s an update from a new volunteer to SAFE that has us beaming. Diana lives in Bellingham, so volunteering at Safe Harbor is difficult, but she’s making a difference by spending quality time with Dottie. She wrote this morning to tell us how her friendship with this lovely mare is blooming, and we couldn’t be… Continue Reading

What’s up, Anakin?

An update on Anakin from his new home! Thank you, Barb!!! You will be pleased to know that our lovely Chestnut boy has taken up yoga (stealing a page from Kai’s playbook), he’s doing downward dog before turnout 🙂 He’s also decided to challenge Kai from across the fence. The past couple of mornings have… Continue Reading