November 2012 - Our first horse arrived! Diamond is a 12-year-old gray mare from Park County, Colorado. She has a chronic back injury that prevents her from being ridden. We can't wait to find a friend for her!
December 2012 - Our second rescue, Maggie Mule, has arrived from Rye, Colorado. She is a 21-year-old bay mule, and has been chronically lame in her right front leg for the past year. Maggie and Diamond hit it off immediately, and are already inseparable!
April 2013 - Our third rescue, Buttercup, arrived from Boone, Colorado. She is a 6-year-old sorrel mare. She was one of the "Yoder" horses who was found emaciated and with no hoof care in Yoder, Colorado in February 2012. She spent a year at Triple Acres Horse Rescue putting on weight before coming to us. She still has hoof issues, but we are working on those with our wonderful farrier!
April 2013 - Our 1st volunteer day and potluck.
June 2013 - Nipper, a Queensland Heeler, arrived from Boone, CO.
June 2013 - Our first fundraiser, The Amazing Race for Animals, was a huge success, and raised over $4500.
July 2013 - Our fourth rescue horse arrived. "Cammie" is better known to us as "Hopalong", due to the way she compensates for her leg/foot problems -- she hops! In March 2013, she was impounded from her owner on cruelty charges and went to stay at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. She measured over 12" from the coronet band to the toe of the hoof. She also suffers from advanced arthritis in both "knees" and is not sound for riding. But we love her!
July 2013 - Volunteer day and potluck.
September 2013 - Our fifth horse, Esther, has arrived from Kerrville, Texas. Esther's right eye was removed when she was young, and she was moon blindness in her left eye, so her vision is extremely limited. But she's a doll!
September 2013 - Volunteer day and potluck.
February 2014 - Our second fundraiser, the Master Chef Challenge, took place on Valentine's Day, Feb 14th.
June 2014 - Volunteer day and potluck.
August 2014 - Our sixth horse, Casey, has arrived from Fountain, CO. Casey is a 20-something gelding with recurrent equine uveitis -- the same disorder as our Esther. He is blind in his left eye, and sees very little with his right eye. We think Esther and Casey will be two peas in a pod -- he is gentle and sweet, just like her.
August 2014 - Volunteer day and potluck.
August 2014 - Myron the goat has arrived from Elbert, CO. He is an older buck, and has promised to help us with our weeds in the pasture. He is 1/2 Nubian, 1/4 Alpine, and 1/4 Oberhasli.
November 2014 - Mona the goat has arrived from Guffey, CO. She is a Nubian/Alpine mix. Myron is already smitten.
February 2015 - Boomer-Tyrion, a chihuahua/fox terrier mix, arrived from Divide, CO.
March 2015 - Monette and Monty were born -- it turns out Mona was already pregnant when she arrived here!
April 2015 - "Quiz for a Cause" fundraiser at Thunder & Buttons in Colorado Springs.
July 2015 - We built a new 12x24 run-in shed in the pasture for our horses.
August 2015 - The 2nd Annual "Amazing Race for Animals" fundraiser was held on Saturday August 29th.
August 2015 - Ladybird, a severely geriatric horse, has arrived from Florissant, CO.
January 2016 - "Vegan Drinks for a Cause" fundraiser at The Burrowing Owl vegan restaurant and bar in Colorado Springs.
May 2016 - Volunteer day and potluck.
May 2016 - Little Dolly (dog) arrived at Wild Places from Florissant, CO.
Fall 2016 - We built a lovely new "condo" for our goats.
Spring/Summer 2017 - We raised over $1000 with our used-shoe drive.
May 2017 - We raised over $500 at Painting With a Twist in Colorado Springs.
October 2017 - We raised over $600 at Painting With a Twist in Colorado Springs.
December 2017 - We now have a second sanctuary location in Alabama!
February 2018 - We are collecting coats, sweaters, and other pet supplies for homeless dogs in Colorado Springs.