It took a lot of volunteers and donations to care for horses from Loma Rica fire

sheriffs posse arenaSheriff J. Paul Parker has forwarded information he received from Lt. Butch Hutchinson, who aided with the establishment and operation of a horse shelter at the Sutter County Sheriff’s Posse Arena for the horses rescued from the recent fire in the Loma Rica area of Yuba County.

Lt.. Hutchinson listed some of the volunteers who took care of the horses and donations from different individuals, businesses, and organizations.

We’ll probably miss somebody, but we thought we would share this impressive list anyway. It speaks highly of our community.

Hay, grain and pet food: Flint McVey (delivered by son), Tractor Supply, The Grange Co Op, Sutter Orchard Supply, Rhonda Applegarth, Sue Rexin, and Ryan Nielson.

Panels for fencing were supplied by: Ryan Fowler, Tractor Supply, The Grange Co op, Judy Pittman, A farmer that “didn’t want any thanks”, and Colusa Fairgrounds.

Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic donated veterinary services on site. Also supplied were gift cards from The Grange and Tractor Supply; buckets for mater, muck buckets and forks from SOS; half barrel water buckets from Scott Jean; pizza from Mountain Mike’s, Round Table, and Little Caesar’s; sandwiches and coffee and breakfast items from Starbucks on Hwy 99 and by Belair; deli sandwiches from New Earth Market; box lunches from the Marysville High School Golf Team; fried chicken, potato salad, and macaroni salad from Walmart; toiletry items, toothbrushes, necessities from Michelle Swift of Century 21; bottled water from Sam’s Club, Home Depot and Napa auto stores; vet wrap and fly masks from Kelly Mallory Scirroco; canopy for goats and fly spray from Susan Olds and Nancy Best; pet supplies from Paw Performance; portable bathrooms from Ben’s Toilet Rentals; large dumpsters for manure and garbage from Recology; dog crates from Sterling Labs.

Sutter County Sheriff’s Posse members and volunteers included Jeannette Stewart ( President), Summer and Darryl Brown (Darryl Brown – Vice President), Vicki McDaniel (Secretary), Fayra Staas, Lance and Joleen Barmettler, Laura Bishop, Susie and Emily Courpet, John and Laura Lane, Andi Ness, Lori Bailey and Kayla Corbella, and Judy Pittman  (pending SCSP member).

There were also volunteers associated with Peach Bowl Little League.

There were many more donations and volunteers…the community was amazing the way they came together.

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Horses were numbered so volunteers could keep track of when they were fed and exercised.
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And not everyone was a horse of course.