SAFE Volunteers, Debbie M and Anne H, had the pleasure of visiting with Kelly and her extended family during a recent alumni check at her Steven’s Animal Sanctuary home in Enumclaw, WA. This is what Debbie had to say about Kelly and their visit: “I never saw Miss Kelly look healthier or happier! Her eyes had a contented glow; her coat and weight were great; and no more nasty bug bites on those awesome big legs of hers! She obviously is well cared for and loved, as are all her mixed herd mates that we met of other horses (including a couple in their 30’s!), mini horses, a mini donkey, cows, goats, sheep, llamas, dogs and at least one cat … oh my!

Steven’s Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization located on 10 acres and run by Dr. Heather Stewart, a mobile large and small animal vet, Laura Thompson, and a small group of dedicated volunteers. One of those volunteers is an engineer who devised their manure management system to store and regularly turn the manure in prep for selling it as mulch! It was difficult for me to focus on the alumni visit checklist because it was so much fun to see Kelly again and meet her new herd mates, including a 2,000 lb. Jersey steer named Leroy who enjoyed pets and Mrs. Pasture’s horse cookies! FYI … Laura confessed (out of ear shot of the other critters) that Kelly is her favorite! Thank you, Dr. Heather and Laura, for doing what you do for all the residents of Steven’s Animal Sanctuary and for giving Miss Kelly the wonderful home and life that she deserves!

Photo above: Kelly with some of her extended family from right to left — Asher (family dog) in front of Dr. Heather, Laura (next to Kelly), Krisana (long-time volunteer) and head shot of Mo (one of the resident 30-year-olds!)

Kelly with her mini donkey friend, Sheldon!

Kelly — posing prettily for a glamor shot!