Here at Fracture we get some pretty cool requests of memories that people want to celebrate on glass. Every week we share some on social media with the hashtag #FractureinFocus. These images and moments caught our eye and remind us why we do what we do. One story in particular, has sparked our interest and pulled at our heart strings, which we want to share with you.
Debbie, a horse and Fracture lover alike, recently got a photo of her foal, Phoenix, turned into a Fracture and is auctioning it off this August to help benefit a horse rescue in Wisconsin called Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary. Erin, the sanctuary owner, shared a little about her journey which led her to find her true passion.
Saved from Slaughter
For Erin, horses have always been a huge part of her life. Throughout her childhood, horses helped heal her and while searching for her bigger purpose as an adult, she realized that helping and healing horses was her true calling and has been doing it ever since. Generally Erin takes in unwanted horses or owner surrenders, giving them a loving and safe home. Throughout her time rescuing horses, Erin found that the majority of these horses were bought by kill buyers and sold to slaughter-houses in Mexico. Erin became more and more familiar with the ugly underbelly of this industry. During her mission, Erin found that there was a higher sense of urgency to pull a pregnant mare or horse from a kill pen, than a horse from someone’s backyard where “the kids are no longer interested in him/her”.
In February, there were several pregnant horses in Bastrop, Louisiana that were due to ship within a day or two to slaughter houses. This is where Georgia and another mare named Grayce come into our story. Both Georgia and Grayce were able to find a new home at Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary. Unfortunately, Grayce ended up losing her foal 9 months into her pregnancy. Luckily, Georgia was rescued in time to save her foal and ended up delivering a healthy baby boy, Phoenix, on April 17th 2016.
Rise of the Phoenix
At four months old, Phoenix is happy and healthy with his mom, Georgia. They live happily ever after with their new owner Debbie. Without the endless dedication, compassion and hard work of everyone at Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary, many horses would live loveless lives of abuse. This sanctuary gives these horses a second chance at love and having a safe and happy home. From everyone here at Fracture, thank you for your dedication and passion to helping make the world a better place.
We are so grateful for the chance we get to help celebrate awesome stories like this one.