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UPDATE:
The Circle P Sanctuary has suffered a tremendous loss. With a heavy heart, I must report our beloved Captain has passed away. He did attend the Columbus Pet Expo and attracted many, many new friends to the Sanctuary. After Captain's adventure, he returned to his pasture mates Sunday night.
Farewell to our Beloved Captain
Captain and Wally were
best friends and we will all miss you Captain!
Happy Trails until we meet again
Monday morning (3/29/10), he died from an apparent aneurysm. He played in the mud puddles with Wally as they had done so many times before. Captain appeared to have died quickly and with no struggle whatsoever. The Veterinarian said nothing could have prevented or saved him from this fate. I believe there will be thousands of Captain's fans that will mourn him. Captain was responsible for attracting Internet visitors from all over the world and the United States to the Circle P Sanctuary.

We all miss him dearly.

Horse Info: Captain hadn't been so lucky in the first 12 years of his life. He was found in a field with two other mares and a stallion. They literally terrorized the poor guy and the owner did nothing to give Captain any relief. Some kind citizens stopped and expressed their concern for the terrible situation the battered horse was in. The owner replied, "He's useless, you can have him if you want". They located someone to help transport Captain that day. It took a full month to drain the abscessed area over his shoulder. He also had terrible bites and cuts on his legs and hind quarters that had not been tended to for so long, there were actually maggots in the wounds. Captain was nursed back to health and his rescuers loved him dearly. They were in a difficult position though because they really couldn't keep him long term, so they loaned him out to a farmer for a few years, which he did use him to drive. He came back for some reason, I'm not sure exactly why. The original rescuers kept him for about 15 months trying to find another alternative before they found the Circle P Sanctuary. We were moved by their story and took on the promise and responsibility to find Captain a great new forever home. When Captain came to us, he had not had his hooves trimmed for 14 months. Since Captain has been with us, he had regular farrier care, no more than 8 weeks apart. His hooves were better, and he did not exhibit any long lasting trouble. Captain was extremely passive and got along with all other horses well. It was an awesome sight to watch this big guy play with the foals. He was so gentle.
Breed: Percheron
Height:
Birth Year:
approx 1993
Gender: Male -Gelding
Color: Gray w/no markings
We want to invite you to participate in our Memorial Page. For a donation of only $15.00, we want to invite you to send in up to 4 photos and 400 words about your cherished animal friend who has passed and we will celebrate their life with you on our Memorial Page for 30 days! Click here to join in the celebration!

Once your donation is made, simply e-mail your photos and 400 word celebration to info@circlepsanctuary.org and we will be post your information right here on our Memorial Page!
Trooper came to us very recently as a rescue and sadly, passed away on August 8th. We have set up a special Healing Help donation fund to help offset the vet bills that grew while we desperately tried to save him and this fund will help offset all of our vet bills for all of the animals in need at Circle P.

We couldn't help as many animals as we do without the ongoing assistance of the wonderful veterinarians who work so hard on behalf of these animals. We know that our veterinarians would work for free if they could afford to do it, but even vets have bills to pay!

If you love animals but don't have the time to volunteer to feed, water, foster and care for these animals, your donation to our Healing Help fund can make all the difference for an animal in need!
Memorial Page
A Celebration of the Life
of the Animals You Have Loved!
Trooper
Our Healing Help Fund is set up to help offset our vet bills that come with helping animals in need!
Your special donation to help us offset our vet bills is much appreciated!
Click here to read Trooper's story and to see more photos.
Tori
Tori has passed on after spending the final two years of her life here with us at the Circle P Sanctuary. During the two years she was with us, we did everything possible to bring her back to perfect health.

Sadly, her brave journey has come to an end but we are grateful that we were able to give her a wonderful life for the final two years of her hard life.
On March 19th, with heavy hearts we decided to let our beloved Diesel rest in peace. He had been a long time resident and favorite here at the CPS. He was surrounded by his favorite people and OSU vet team for his passing. He had a birth defect that caused his legs to turn in at the knees. He lived a long, relatively pain free life despite this defect. Unfortunately, this last year had become increasinly difficult for him to get around and recently his pain level was not been able to be managed as well as it needed to be. He couldn't get up on his own very well and spent most of his time laying down. Even though it was incredibly sad to make this hard decision, it was in his best interest to let him go. He will be forever missed."
Notes: Notes: Diesel was born with birth defects, which were not attended to and typically would have been euthanized. Diesel adjusted well to his abilities, and maintained a happy and healthy life for most of his life. He stayed pretty close to his pasture mate, and we kept him sheltered from other aggressive horses. Diesel was a fan favorite and inspiration to all. He was the perfect example of overcoming obstacles and living a happy life.
Diesel (Lifetime Sanctuary Resident)
Breed- Haflinger
Color- Chestnut
Birth Year- 1995?
Arrival Date- September, 2005
~Forever in our Hearts! 2007-2012~


Frisky passed away on August 20th, 2012 from an apparent colic. She had just moved to her wonderful new home the Wednesday prior. Our hearts are breaking not only for the loss of this beautiful mare, but for her new family and pasture mates as well. They truly were meant to be together.

UPDATE: After Frisky's Michigan family consulted their vet, her cause of death has been changed from colic to an aneurysm. Though we are all still in shock over her death, we take comfort in knowing she did not suffer!
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Name: Katie
Breed: Pony
Color: Sorrel
Birth Year - approx 1991
Gender: mare
Arrival Date: 05/16/09
Katie-
Breed- Pony
Color- Sorrel
Birth Year- approximately 1991
Arrival Date: 05/16/09

On April 22nd, 2013, we brought Katie down to see the equine team at OSU for a chest x-ray. During the exam, Katie suffered from a major seizure and was not able to recover. We had to make the extremely tough decision to let her go. She will be forever loved and missed daily!

Katie spent the majority of her life as a contest pony in 4-H programs. Unfortunately being a pony in 4-H, her handlers quickly out grew her. Her career was extended through a lease family but, once again, the riders out grew her. Katie became the forgotten pony. She was returned to her original family in such poor condition, euthanasia seemed likely. Upon the discovery that her teeth were in such bad condition, a dental technician stepped in and initiated her rehabilitation. It became apparent; Katie needed more comprehensive care so she was brought to the Circle P Sanctuary. Here Katie was meal fed multiple times through out the day/night, including unlimited pasture and hay. Unfortunately, Katie had lost all of her molars and could not eat hay or grass. Her meals were increased to as much as we could get her to eat throughout a 24 hour period. She required around the clock care for the rest of her life.