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Their services are provided without an examination fee by a state licensed veterinarian. VIP offers all canine and feline vaccinations, blood and fecal testing, flea and tick control, ear mite treatment, deworming, and heartworm prevention. They also offer microchipping for only $39.00 including lifetime registration. For more information see Their web site at
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Horses at fenceJanuary News

Happy New Year and Happy Birthday! Did you know that most breed associations consider January 1st to be every horse's birthday? No matter when the foal was born, he is officially one year older on January 1st. Since most horses are born in the spring, it means that they are at least close to their actual birthdays, but it can be a disadvantage for late-in-season foals in competitions such as Halter and Conformation classes, or Futurities, where size and maturity matters. For most purposes, though, the official birthday doesn’t make much difference, but you can give your horse an extra treat and say Happy Birthday anyway!

After Christmas SaleGoing on NOW! Rainbow's After Christmas Sale – Up to 40% Off Clothing, Jewelry, Toys and Home Décorhappening until January 14th. Save on the cool stuff you didn't get for the Holidays. Come in early for the best selection including warm jackets, rain gear, boots, beanies and kid's clothing to help you get through this real winter in style. Check out the fantastic jewelry selection (get ahead of schedule - Valentines Day is only 6 weeks away!).

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SAFERWinter can be tough on horses and people alike. SAFER (Sonoma Action for Equine Rescue) steps in to help folks who are struggling to keep their horses with a Donate a Bale program. Donations provide feed and assistance to horse owners who otherwise would have to give up their horses. SAFER also assists in re-homing and providing safe care for horses who most need it. A few dollars goes a long way in providing help to in-need horses and their owners. Rehoming horses safely is community business! Llearn how you can help save a deserving horse's life. If you or someone you know needs assistance from the Donate a Bale program, go to for complete information and application.

Western Dressage riderClubs, Groups and Associations! Don't forget to send your event information to for inclusion in the Rainbow Events Page! As the year's calendar is organized, publicize your gymkhanas, rodeos, shows, clinics, trail rides or parades on our free event listing page. Would you like to share information about your club? Would you like new members? Just let us know what's going on with your horse-oriented group and we'll share it with the readers of On The Right Lead, Rainbow's Headquarters for Horse Owners! Photos are also welcome. Contact Doris at for more information on how your club or group can be featured in our newsletter and on the Rainbow Ag website! We would love to share local happenings, stories, event reports and more from our horse community in Lake and Mendocino Counties, so don't be shy. Let us know what's happening in 2015.

Are you playing the On the Right Lead Trivia Game? Every month Rainbow gives a $15.00 Gift Card to the winner of the Trivia Game - all correct answers are entered into a random drawing. This month, there were 14 correct answers. All it takes is a click, and you could win a $15.00 Gift Card to spend any way you want at Rainbow Ag! There are clues in each newsletter so join in!

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Rehoming Horses Safely is Community Business!

SAFER"Rescue" horses should really be called "displaced" horses since only a few of them are actually in bad shape. It is largely the problems of owners that are making them homeless – not faults of their own. Well – life happens to us all and it becomes a huge relief to owners to know their animals are going to a safe place and their welfare monitored. That has been the experience of SAFER Horse Rescue through the 7 years we have operated in the tri-county area of Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma counties.

But no one agency can do all the work that needs doing! That is why SAFER has designed its programs to help ANYONE take in a horse or two; fix 'em up, and get help finding that forever home. No fees involved. Or you can work with SAFER and be a foster home while SAFER pays for farrier and vet care. (more information at There is a great deal of satisfaction involved – and sometimes heartache. So if you feel the presence of equine souls you are destined to meet, please consider being the home that allows them a second chance. It doesn't last forever - but the difference you make can.

You can read their stories – adoption by adoption at or sign up for the monthly eNewsletter to hear who got homes and where – and who needs one now. Sign up is on the main page of the website SAFER runs on donations only – Please consider us in your charitable tax deductible giving. For Mendocino and Lake County concerns call Angie Herman at 707-489-0553. For website and donor questions call Kate Sullivan at 707-824-9543. Happy New Year!

To donate to SAFER, look for the purple "Donate Now" button on the left side of the website, or mail checks to 9825 Mill Station Rd Sebastopol, CA 95472


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