Indiana Jones (Indy) is a Rescue Horse that belongs to 11-year old Nikki. Nikki has always love horses. When Nikki was 8 years old, she decided she was going to save her money and buy a horse of her own. After 3 years of working and saving, Nikki saved enough to buy a horse in the lowest TLC price range. So she started searching for horses that needed extra care. Indy is a 25-year old thoroughbred that was rescued from a ranch in O'Neals, CA. Indy was part of a large rescue effort where several horses were removed from the property for severe neglect. Indy was so straved, she almost died. When Nikki went to see Indy for the first time, they both fell in love with each other. Indy immediately laid her head on Nikki's stomach and followed her everywhere. Shortly after Nikki brought Indy home, her family received a letter from Madera County that their home on 2 acres in the mountains of North Fork was not zoned for horses. Nikki was given 10 days to het rid of her horse. The horse is now at a neighbor's house (which is zoned for horses) with no covered shelter, at the bottom of a very steep ravine that will flood as soon as the rain and snow begins. Indy keeps escaping to try to find her way back to Nikki through a dangerously rocky creek bed.
Please join me in an effort to help Nikki save Indy and bring her back to her home by signing this petition that will be presented to Madera County.
We support 11-year old Nikki and her Rescue Horse "Indy" and are asking Madera County to allow Indy to return to her home for her own safety and welfare. The 2 acre property, located in Cascadel Woods, is "open range" and less than 100' from US Forest Service property. Because it is located on "open range," this property is invaded with large herds of roaming cattle throughout the year and should therefore not restrict the allowance of a horse. All homes on Nikki's road allow for horses except this home and one other neighbor's home. We are asking Madera County to provide the same rights and privileges for Nikki's property that are already extended to every home on her road but two.