What do you do when you have the misfortune of being born with a wonky patella?…
Meet tiny Harvey.
He came into this world last week with a right rear luxated patella (a trick knee, a floating knee cap) – but he doesn’t know it…
Or maybe he simply doesn’t let it stop him… The name ‘Harvey’ means Warrior.
This little guy can run around, nurse, kickitybuck and even scratch his head with his bum leg. Little Man Harvey is a 25lb, blue-eyed Mini ball of fluff who is full of life!
But, in time, this affliction will make a difference.
His option without surgery?
Harvey was born a week ago, to his lovely 8 year-old Mini mother, Gracie.
Unfortunately, Harvey hadn’t yet figured out how to get up with his bad knee, so he didn’t. When his human attendees found him, they rushed Harvey to the hospital to receive plasma and colostrum.
The vet there told his humans of Harvey’s condition and the cost of the surgery to fix his trick knee. The humans knew they could never afford to give Harvey the life he needed.
So, they searched and searched and searched the Internet for a Rescue that would open their hearts to Harvey, and fix him.
Luckily, they found Theresa at BHFER (Beauty’s Haven and Farm Equine Rescue). Although Theresa had no idea how she would raise the money for Harvey, she couldn’t refuse his little face.
That’s why I said I would try with her…
A VIDEO OF HARVEY CUTTING LOOSE!
IT IS FIXABLE!
The surgery – rebuilding and stabilizing the patella – is done all the time on dogs. It isn’t as common in horses but it does happen and is most successfully treated in the little ones.
The sooner the better.
Theresa has been given a quote to fix him. $3000.
Can we help this formidable little warrior continue his wonderful life?
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