ANOTHER Diapered Newborn! An Update on our Mid-Month Mini Bucket Fund.






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THERE IS A NEW ABANDONED FOAL!

BUT FIRST, A REVIEW…

I created this Mid-Month Mini Bucket Fund because these helpless babies in diapers got to me…  I couldn’t stand not helping when these humans at LRT were working so hard – around the clock – to insure the health and future well being of these orphaned foals.

 

One of Shirley's rescued BLM foals...

This month, Shirley Allen took in and saved the lives of Sassy (a rejected Paiute foal), Valentina (an abandoned Paiute filly) and Ruby (who was found on BLM land, abandoned).

If you have never had a sick foal, you might not know how difficult it is to maintain them.  They need help and observation 24/7.   One has to have everything on hand because they crash quickly –  caretakers need to have the meds, formulas, and treatment protocols ready.  These babies are suffering from not having Mother’s Milk.  So colostrum and milk replacers need to be available at all times.

So, I feel compelled to help the little ones who are so fragile and innocent.

(I’m not saying that all sick and neglected horses don’t have a right to be helped, I’m just saying that the babies really get to me.)

 

(Photo taken last week) One month old BLM baby Ruby, Paiute Foals Tina (6 weeks) and Sassy (3 months). Look how well they are doing! Shirley is a miracle worker with these orphaned and not thriving babies!

A NEW ONE!

On Monday morning, Shirley was called about a newborn who was alone in the snowy paddock with no mother around.  Thank the horsegods that the filly was born that morning because there had been an awful snow storm during the night.

 

(Photo taken on Tuesday) Tiny little Newbie Tracy, born and rejected on Monday

Anyway, the ranch manager picked up the shivering and floppy baby (not very alive…), wrapped her in a blanket in his arms and brought her to Shirley as quickly as he could.

The baby was hypothermic and ‘on the edge’.  The first night was touch and go and very scary/emotional for Shirley.  But, they all stayed awake to make sure this baby made it.  So far, so good.  She is still with us.

They have named her TRACY because she is the third one to come in as a Chestnut with a white blaze.  So, Uno, Dos, Tres…  She is now Tracy!

 

(Photo taken on Tuesday) This is Tina checking out the newbie, Tracy

Tracy is added to the other three babies in Shirley’s excellent care.  Sassy, the black filly was the first this season.  Tina was born and brought to Shirley on Valentine’s Day (her blaze crosses into her right eye0.  Ruby was the smallest and most weak, until now.

THIS JUST IN!!

Here is a ‘hot off the press’ update from Shirley!

Tracy is doing much better today. She’s still pretty weak and today needed help getting up and down but that may be from her antibiotic shots in her little rump. BUT!!!!! on the good side she is stronger when she stands and walks although she’s not turning cartwheels or running any races yet. She’s affectionate today and interactive and enjoys following Dewey Dog around through the bedrooms for some exercise. We finally got her to drink on her own today, I was very worried yesterday as her sucking and swallowing actions we’re just not coming around. We gave her a shot of some Dexamethazone last night for a little boost and around noon today she showed interest in drinking on her own. Mom cried of course because then I knew we were on our way to being more and more functional and her little brain was wiring and kicking in. We were really worried about brain damage because her core temp had gotten very low.  Gotta run and make her dinner but wanted to share that so far we are doing pretty good and she is moving forward. I’m just so happy Mike is so watchful and tries so hard to get them to us ASAP if they need help. She’s certainly was VERY, VERY close to almost not being with us.

 

This is Tracy (Day 3) finally taking interest in her baby food!

The “big” girls  Ha!!  are spending their very first night in the TajMahorse with big sis Sass. Tina and Ruby have double blankets for the first few nights while they acclimate and they should do well because they have been out with blankets almost every day for sometime now. Used more bedding for them tonight that I probably needed too but had to make sure our babies were warm and comfy.

 

Tracy survives her 3rd day and is nudging Shirley for her milk!

I have no idea how we are going to be able to distinguish Ruby from Tracy… They look exactly alike to me right now.  But, I’m sure Tracy is smaller.  So, if Shirley keeps taking photos, she’ll have to use Marker and spell out the baby’s name in their Blazes!  OK, maybe not that… but something.  Perhaps colored diapers or a necklace.

MID MONTH BUCKET FUND!

So, if any of you are inclined, like I am, to give to babies, please feel free to click here and your donation of any amount will go to these babes!

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Thank you! (Shirley with Sassy)

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3 comments have been posted...

  1. LVS

    Maybe paint their hooves different colors like some parents paint their twins toe nails to tell them part?

  2. Shirley

    Just a quick note to say thanks so much for the donations for the orphan fund. While BLM picks up the tab on their little ones, we have babes that come in from all areas and for all reasons that are not covered. This is where the LRTC orphan fund steps in and we make sure we are always set up and have meds, food etc. on hand at all times because you never know when the phone rings just what little one will need help. Our “BIG” kids are covered by our general fund from grants and donations for hay etc. so I just wanted folks to know that your contributions go to the babies entirely. HUGE HUGS and LOTS OF LOVE from everyone here, the four legged and furry ones too.

    My Best To ALL,
    Shirley, Bruce and Critter Kids Too

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