ANGEL HAS PASSED
It is with a heavy heart I tell you that Angel had to be put down yesterday. (Read Angel’s story here.)
With all of your help and prayers, she gained weight and was able to be transported to the equine hospital where specialists in wry mouth and cleft palates ran a series of tests. The specialists all put their heads together and determined that although Angel was surviving right now, her likelihood of thriving into the future was zero. It seems that her birth defected soft palate was too compromised for any kind of surgery or prosthetic. Soon, as she grew, her palate would not be able to stop the flow of food and drink from exiting her nose. Most likely, she would aspirate it back into her lungs which would start a cycle of never ending pneumonia, infection and heartache.
No one there wanted to make the decision but it seemed that it was time to help this little girl pass without having to endure massive infection and pain. Finally, it was decided and everyone surrounded her and loved her.
Thank you, readers, who expressed concern and sent positive thoughts. All those that donated are so very appreciated as that money will go towards Angel’s massive vet bills.
To be able to pay for the vet bills during this time really does ease some of the pressure, if not the pain.
Thank you, Alaqua Animal Refuge, for doing all that you could for this filly. And for making Angel’s last two weeks full of freedom, love and food.
GYPSY ALSO PASSED – THE VERY NEXT DAY.
Poor Gypsy’s little body could not recover from the liver poisoning.
(She was dumped in the woods near Alaqua where she ate poisoned plants to survive.)
Gypsy was in Alaqua’s care for over a month. She had good days and bad days. No one wanted to give up on her – and they didn’t. Everyone was in love with Gypsy, especially Laurie the Director of Alaqua.
Right now, Laurie is just beside herself with grief.
Gypsy had totally stolen her heart. She would sit in the tack room with Laurie and follow Laurie around wherever she went. They had a bond.
Sadly, not all the powers of love and healing – of science and medicine – could save this girl. Rest in peace, sweet Gypsy.
JUNE BUCKET FUND
All of the funds collected for Angel will go to her vet bills. Laurie is very grateful for your help in getting Angel to the specialty hospital.
For the rest of the month, I will search and find another needy equine. Thank you all for your gifts of love, prayers, thoughts and funds.
LAURIE AT ALAQUA.
If you’d like to leave a message for Laurie, please do so in the comment section below (or if you receive this by email, just ‘reply’). I will make sure she receives all of your notes.
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