Bear Valley Rescue

Bear Valley Rescue
403-637-2708
Contact Name: Kathy Bartley
Box 19, Site 6, RR 2
Sundre, Alberta, Canada
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Bear Valley Rescue was founded in 2004, and we registered federally as a charity in January of 2005. Back in 2002 or 2003, I was reading the novel 'The Grave Maurice' by one of my favourite authors, Martha Grimes. It's a murder mystery, but part of the plot involves a pmu (pregnant mare urine) farm. I'd never hear of 'pmu' before and started researching it. Finding out about all the foals being born each year to pmu mares, with no future but slaughter ahead of them, started me thinking: If only people knew about these horses...! From there we learned about horse auctions and horse feedlots. On our first trip to a feedlot, we went with our 2 horse trailer and came away with 12 horses (no, they didn't all fit in our trailer!). Then we started buying pmu mares (all pregnant, of course) that were being culled, and had the privilege of meeting Jennifer Kunz through pmuFoalQuest (she is now the manager of The Duchess Sanctuary in Oregon). The rest, as they say, is history.
Kathy Bartley
Product Lines + Services
Clubs & Associations: Adoption-Rescue
Disciplines: All
Breeds: All
Posted: Jun 20, 2014

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