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One of Villa Chardonnay's dedicated volunteers, Denise Goglanian

Happy and healthy horses at Villa Chardonnay

Feeding time at Villa Chardonnay

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A Day In The Life Of: A Villa Chardonnay Worker

Written by: Alexandra Lynch
Client: Villa Chardonnay http://www.villachardonnay.org
Release Date: 2015-01-16

Temecula, CA – January 16, 2015 – Caring for over 200 animals is no small feat, but Monika Kerber, Louise Gardner and Villa Chardonnay’s dedicated ranch hands devote their lives to the compassionate care of these once abused and abandoned creatures. A day in the life of running an animal sanctuary is a daunting task. Join us on this behind-the-scenes journey to get an idea of the daily routine at Villa Chardonnay.

4:30 AM: Monika Kerber is out of bed and takes out all 14 dogs for a morning walk.

5:00 AM: Louise Gardner is out of bed and starts cleaning cat boxes.

5:45 AM: Gardner and Kerber begin feeding all of the indoor animals.

6:30 AM: Antibiotics and bandaging are given to some of the indoor animals.

6:45 AM: Kerber is on the phone with ranch hands to discuss their plan for the day. Ranch hands begin feeding hay and grain to Villa Chardonnay’s 140 horses.

8:00 AM: Horses are inspected for cuts, scratches or unusual behavior.
Water is changed for the horses.

9:00 AM: Ranch hands clean stalls.

10:00 AM: Kerber is outside bandaging and giving medical care to the horses and working with the ranch hands.

11:00 AM: Ranch hands feed second rotation of hay.

12:00 PM: Outdoor paddocks are cleaned by ranch hands. Water is changed for the horses.

3:30 PM: Ranch hands feed last rotation of hay and grain.

4:00 PM: Kerber works on orders for Villa Chardonnay’s online pet supply store.

6:00 PM: Thank you messages are sent to Villa Chardonnay donors and supporters.

6:30 PM: Water is changed for all the horses.

7:30 PM: Gardner works on fundraising for Villa Chardonnay.

8:00 PM: Bandages are changed and antibiotics are given to indoor animals.

9:00 PM: Plans are discussed for medications and supplies for the next day.

10:00 PM: Website updates & marketing  

While this schedule covers the daily tasks at Villa Chardonnay, Kerber also spends a full day once a week helping the farrier and the vet with the animals. Other activities that are worked into the schedule include: ranch tours, working with volunteers, purchasing supplies and feed, networking with individuals and the community to save additional horses.

The endless work and finances required to run an equine sanctuary are often overlooked. To help supplement some of their monthly expenses, please consider Villa Chardonnay Pet Supplies Inc. for your next pet purchase.

Each time a purchase is made for your horse, dog or cat, 100% of the profits go to feed, supplies and housing for the animals being cared for at the Villa Chardonnay facility.

Villa Chardonnay, Horses with Wings, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. All donations made to Villa Chardonnay, Horses with Wings, Inc are tax deductible. Items purchased from Villa Chardonnay Pet Supplies are not tax deductible.

Click here to make a donation to Villa Chardonnay!

 

To sponsor one of Villa Chardonnay's loving animals visit http://goo.gl/cSpgnk 

 

For more information about Villa Chardonnay Horses with Wings click here 

 

Visit  http://www.villachardonnaypetsupplies.com/about-us/ to learn more about Villa Chardonnay Pet Supplies

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