SO AWESOME! THE CAVALRY OF VET STUDENTS TO THE RESCUE – literally!
Yup. 15 – 2nd year students from Texas A&M Veterinary School (along with a farrier) descended upon Dr. Kris’ home to administer to the 21 donkeys who were in need of just about everything. All have been eating well for 2 weeks and had gained sufficient weight – except one whose teeth were horrible. Some were strong enough to have vaccines. The rest had to wait for vaccination, worming, feet, castration, teeth and other odds and ends (hernias, cuts, eye issues…). Yesterday was the day!
All the students participated in sedation, vaccination, worming, farrier duties, catching wild donkeys, securing wild donkeys, watching dentals… It was a great day for all – a total WIN-WIN.
And equally good news, this huge gift of free help cut down Dr. Kris’ costs greatly! These donkeys will be adoptable much sooner than anticipated. So, instead of the estimated $4200 to administer to all 21 donkeys, Dr. Kris’ hard costs for meds, farrier, food and supplies is only $2400! Yay! So we are almost to our goal!! We are 2/3rds there!
Only $800 needed to reach our goal! All donations are 100% tax deductible. Thank you in advance!