HORSE CREEK STABLE RESCUE SANCTUARY
To provide safe shelter to adopted, fostered, at risk and end of life animals, as well as assist in the medical care and feeding of rescues placed with us by other animal rescue organizations. To offer no cost animal therapy to special needs individuals.
Macchiato (Miracle Mac) almost didn’t survive after he was born. We hoped that his mom “Carrie” would have a smooth delivery and be an ideal mother but she rejected Mac right after birth and left him to die. We don’t blame mom because she came to us as an at risk and very neglected pregnant llama. We had to milk Carrie for her colostrum and tube feed it to Macchiato to give him needed antibodies. We also had to have llama plasma flown in from Oregon and transfuse Miracle Mac for additional antibodies. All is great now as our two other female llamas have become Mac’s surrogate moms and are teaching him to be an ideal llama baby.
Hope is a Golden Retriever who was born with “Cerebellar Hypoplasia” a congenital affliction that is permanent. Her breeder took Hope to the Vet asking that she be euthanized. The Vet then turned her over to Adopt A Golden Atlanta who saved her and ultimately placed her with us as a forever foster. See her short video below.
Hank comes to us from Southern States Masiff Rescue. Coming in at 193 pounds Hank is an English Mastiff that is beyond friendly and LOVES children. He is a typical case of an owner surrounded dog after living with his family for many years. Mobility challenged and very senior, nobody wanted to adopt Hank. Hank was placed with us as a “Forever Foster” and will live out his life here at Horse Creek Stable.
Carrie is so special that she has her own page on this website. See more about her story there.
Rest In Peace Samson
Samson belonged to the Georgia Equine Rescue League.
He was placed with us as a long term foster horse that requires special care.
Ridden hard in his early days lead to deteriorating knees that eventual lead to his demise at the much too young age of 20.
………Very Sad & Bittersweet Day For Us………..
We are a foster home for SouthEast Llama Rescue (SELR). Our foster alpacas Bourbon and Barney (immediate background) were finally adopted today. Bakari (foreground) belongs to us but because all he has ever known since he was 5 days old was his big brothers, we made the difficult decision to let him stay with his bonded family and also go to their new forever home together. The only solace is that we are now open for more foster placements.
Rest in Peace Major
Once physically abused – Majorly loved by us
Major came to us after suffering from physical abuse at the hands of his previous owner. He had spinal damage that resulted in only partial use of his back legs. Animal Control seized him and brought him to us in hopes of a better life. His huge heart and the magic of our farm gave him two extra years of love that he otherwise would not have had. Because of the injury to his spine he would sometimes miss his cue to go outside and he would poop in the house or in a desperate attempt to get out the door. He would then tremble uncontrollably, believing that a beating was going to follow. When this happened we would bend down and hold him, telling him he was going to be okay, until he stopped shaking. At the end of his life, when it became evident that we could no longer manage his pain and he had lost all use of his legs, we had our Vet come to our house and peacefully guide him over the Rainbow Bridge with all of us petting and kissing him goodbye. He was the biggest gentle giant we ever met.
Our Newest Rescue – “Tricycle”
“I am a two year old boy and in my short life things have not been so great — until now! I lived on the streets in a place called Turkey. One day I got hit by a car and hurt my leg so badly that it couldn’t be fixed. So now I only have 3 legs but that doesn’t hold me back much. Adopt A Golden Atlanta flew me here to the United States and now I have a forever home at Horse Creek Stable. Since I only have three legs my new owners at Horse Creek Stable decided to register me as a “Therapy Dog.” I will now go around to children hospitals, VA centers and assisted living facilities to see if I can help cheer up people.
Bakari (means hopeful) was brought to us in May 2015 at the tender age of 5 days old. He is a Suri Alpaca that was rejected by his mother at birth and in critical need of immediate care. Ocoee Animal Hospital was called in and they were able to get him to bottle feed. Once stabilized they reached out and chose us to take over his care. He needed a home where he would receive important socialization with other alpacas and of course tender loving care.
Haggis: Our first horse. We adopted him from Hope Equine Rescue in Auborndale Florida. He won at the track but found his way into bad hands afterwords. Here he is in his prime, during his neglected stage, and after being rescued.
Atlas: We bought Atlas after we learned where he was headed. A pure bred Tennessee Walking Horse, Atlas was headed for a trainer that believed in the “old fashion” way of breaking horses. Cruel things are done many times to Tennessee Walkers to get them to gait the way they do, including the use of acid on their hooves in order to get them to step higher.
Razor: Razor was in really bad shape when he was turned over to us by the Georgia Equine Rescue League. He was severely malnourished and had a large chunk of his mane torn out, probably by being driven off the food by more aggressive horses. We fostered Razor, rehabilitated him, and eventually adopted him when we realized that we could not part with this sweet boy.
Beau: Beau was placed with us by the Georgia Equine Rescue League as a foster. He is a Tennessee Walker that has a tremendously sweet soul. He has severe separation anxiety. From what we were told, his pasture mate died and Beau was left alone with his pasture mate’s dead body for a long period of time. After being with us for almost a year we have decided to adopt Beau and give him a forever home where he will never be separated and left alone again. He’s come a long way in trusting again.
UPDATE: July 9, 2016 Beau was gently guided over the Rainbow Bridge at the age of 31.
Our llamas and alpacas: We are also a foster home for the Southeast Llama Rescue. Our old guy, Bijan, was in his late twenties. He had no teeth and as such he could not forage for himself. We feed him grain by hand which he could process. We were told that he wouldn’t survive long but with a little love he lived three extra years. Sadly he crossed the Rainbow Bridge in June 2015
Meet Cantara and Pink
They came to us through Southeast Llama Rescue. We adopted both of these stunning girls in July 2015 after hearing how wonderful they were and that they needed to find a new home. They will eat right out of your hand.
The follow post is from Adopt a Golden Atlanta
“BIO: Romeo Romeo, how art thou Romeo? I am great because I just got adopted! I am about 2-3 years old and I lost my right front leg when I got hit by a car in Turkey. They call me a tripod. Well guess what? A golden who had the same accident also got to come to Atlanta this past fall. His name was Tricycle and he lives on a farm with a bed & breakfast in North Georgia. Tricycle is now a therapy dog and visits kids with disabilities and I am his new brother. That’s right, it is Tricycle and Romeo and I am going to be a therapy dog too! What a story, huh?”
Meet the rest: Harley, our Golden retriever, came from a rescue in Tampa. Blue, our Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler), was flat out dumped out of a car near our farm. Blue is great with people but won’t let strange animals (Bear, Coyote, Bobcat, Racoons, other dogs) anywhere near our livestock. He is a perfect farm dog. If you are nice to him he will escort you on your walk in the woods. Rex, our cat, came from a rescue in Illinois. He lived to be 19 before he crossed the Rainbow Bridge.