I’m so sad to bring this news…
I received word today from Shirley that little Tracey who was born on Monday, passed Saturday morning at 1:30am.
I know this is part of the job when one cares for sick foals, but I cannot help but feel tremendous sadness for Shirley who cares for these babies as if they were her own. And even though they say that foals can crash at any time, I think Shirley thought they were doing OK.
I’ll let you read Shirley’s words:
“Tracy crashed last night and I lost her at 1:30 this morning. I can’t hardly think right now and will write more later but basically her kidneys just quit working and she went septic. We are pretty sure it was from being born in the cold, wet weather and was so hypothermic that it damaged her kidneys at that point and they just shut down. Gotta go but will try to send more later.”
(If you would like to read Tracey’s original story, click here.)
So, with heavy heart, our Mid-Month Bucket Fund Diaper Foals are only three. Thank you all, for your support and kind thoughts while Tracey was with us.
If you’d like to honor Tracey with a donation, please click here. The funds will benefit the remaining three – and the babies who have not yet arrived into Shirley’s care.
Here are photos of Tracey. I’m adding the original captions as Shirley wrote them:
Sleep well, sweet Tracey. And may the fields be warm and joyful in foal heaven.
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