MORE INFORMATION ON KATE THE GASOLINE INJECTED HORSE: THE BUCKET FUND NEEDS YOUR STARBUCKS AND CAR SEAT CHANGE!






I’m writing again today about Kate, Our June Bucket Fund Horse – the horse injected with gasoline by some crazy person while she was in her own pasture –  because I think she deserves it and I think I let her down yesterday with my initial Bucket Fund Posting…

Over 40 thousand people read my post about Kate yesterday.

But, out of those 40,000+ readers, I was only able to motivate 7 of you (Thank you so much!!) to donate toward her vet bills.  (Prayers and Good Will always accepted and appreciated!)

7 out of over 40,000.  Yikes.

I’m thinking that this mare became a headline instead of somebody’s beloved horse…

So, I’m going to try again.

I don’t want to let this owner down.  I cannot imagine having these unexpected and excessive vet bills because some idiot did this insane deed.

This is Leah Greenleaf with her horse, Kate, who is suffering in an Ocala equine hospital after being injected with gasoline right in her  own pasture in Belleview, FL.  Police do not know who did this. Can anyone help me find this owner or her horse or the equine hospital in Ocala that is treating Kate?

This is Leah Greenleaf with her horse, Kate, who is suffering in an Ocala equine hospital after being injected with gasoline right in her own pasture in Belleview, FL. Police do not know who did this.  The vets don’t know exactly how to treat this… They’ve never known of this happening previously.

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 MEET SWEET BABY, KATE! – THIS IS THE MARE (when she was a baby) WHO IS FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE RIGHT NOW.

Kate is the one and only foal her owner, Leah, has ever raised.  She is out of Leah’s beloved riding mare, was born on the property and both dam and Kate still live together.

Kate is the owner’s baby, literally.

20 Minutes

Baby!

Look Mom

Little Kate standing…

Leah Helps

Leah first hugs on Kate.

 

Pooped after all that work!
Pooped after all that work!

WHAT LEAH (Owner) HAS TO SAY ABOUT KATE – WHO IS STRUGGLING RIGHT NOW IN THE EQUINE HOSPITAL…

I love Kate for so many reasons. First I love her mom, Hailey, and wanted to carry on all the great qualities that she possesses (sweet, calm, caring). I even had a mare and foal shower and had more people come to that than would’ve come for an actual baby shower. I watched Hailey intently and when I saw signs of her foaling, I spent the night out in the barn with her. First night, no foal. Second night, and coldest night of the year, Kate arrived. She was almost a leap year baby, but was actually born around 1:30 am on March 1 instead. During the delivery I even had to assist my mare as one hoof wasn’t coming out. My vet arrived when Kate was around 12 hours old and said that she was a big baby. She is my first and only foal, so she looked just right to me.

Kate has always been a spunky girl. She loves to run around and be near you. At around a year, she carried her first person (a family member’s small child). She took her first step, looked back, seemed to shrug it off, and continued walking. She never offered to buck, just walked on. She grew quickly, but was all legs, so I didn’t try to ride her myself until she was closer to three years old. She was still a bit gangly and awkward, so I just spent time with her on the ground until she was four years old. At four we did start doing short trail rides each month and at five we progressed to longer rides and more frequently. She just turned six years old a few months ago and we were really starting to trail ride, camp, and have fun at home and away.

Kate is such a sweetie. All the folks at Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital where she is being treated love her and dote on her like I do. Even through all she’s been put through and the pain she must be in, she has been so well-behaved. She knows that she is being helped and welcomes the help. She has her ups and downs as we go through the various procedures, but is keeping her sweet spirit. I enjoy spending time with her there in her stall and hope that she will be coming home soon.

The tender year...

The tender year…

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Sweet baby!

12 Hours- No Help

Pretty Mama (Hailey) doing her job!

Growing up!

Growing up!

WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE HOSPITAL!

(From Leah)

Kate is being helped 24/7 at Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital.

They are cleaning out the incisions several times a day. This is done gently and often from the inside of the incisions so that any necrotic tissue is expelled. Once the areas have been flushed out, then various mild cleansers and medicines are applied. They then put Vaseline around the areas to try to keep the exposed tissue moist and keep debris from entering. They are taking her vital signs often; any abnormalities and the vet is right there to address the issue. Kate also receives banamine twice a day to try to keep inflammation down and make her more comfortable. The main thing is keeping an eye on her. She gets 24-hour care, someone is checking in on her at least every 15 minutes. Since this is such unchartered territory, the veterinarians/surgeons are taking it one day at a time.

Ponying with both Mom and Human Mom...

Ponying with both Mom and Human Mom…

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Such a good little elf!

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2nd Trailride ever!

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A beautiful, healthy horse and her proud owner… This mare is now fighting for her life with this poison that no vets have ever dealt with before… Please help her if you can!

THIS LOVING OWNER HAS HUGE, UNEXPECTED VET BILLS DUE TO THIS HORRIBLE INCIDENT – her mare isn’t just a headline…

Please, if you can, donate your Starbucks for today… every little drop in the bucket ADDS UP!  (Thank you!)

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OR… HOW ABOUT SOME ‘JEWELRY WITH A PURPOSE’?  All proceeds from the sale of this jewelry will go to Kate’s Bucket Fund!

1)  JUNE BUCKET FUND STERLING PENDANT ON LOBSTER CLAW:  Front side has a Bucket with hearts coming out of it, the back side says, “Horse Gods Thank You”.  Comes with a peach colored pearl for the month of June but you can request a white or pink pearl.  $38 (includes shipping)  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE FOR $38

June Bucket Fund pendant or charm that can be clipped onto anything... includes peach colored pearl (or you can request white or pink).  $38!

June Bucket Fund sterling pendant or charm that can be clipped onto anything… includes peach colored pearl (or you can request white or pink). Front is a bucket with hearts coming out of it, back says, “Horse Gods Thank You!” $38!

2)  JUNE BUCKET FUND STERLING PENDANT ON LOBSTER CLAW (without pearl):  Front side has a Bucket with hearts coming out of it, the back side says, “Horse Gods Thank You”.  $35 (includes shipping)  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE FOR $35

Bucket Fund Pendant without the pearl... $35

Bucket Fund Pendant without the pearl… $35

3)  Garnet faceted beaded necklace with sterling findings and pearl bead incased in an antique leaf setting…  Necklace is 16″ and the pearl drop is 2″:  $110.  (includes shipping)

This is my necklace that I am donating to Kate’s cause…

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE FACETED GARNET AND PEARL NECKLACE FOR $110.   (If the link doesn’t work, this necklace has sold.  Thank you!)

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My faceted garnet, sterling and pearl bead encased in antique silver necklace for Kate’s Bucket Fund! $110

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Necklace is 16″ and the drop is 2″.

 



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3 comments have been posted...

  1. Barbara Wood

    Dawn, this is awful and a disgrace. Am on vacation with iffy computer hookups. Will donate when I get back.

  2. dawndi Post author

    Nope. Police and Crime Stoppers have a $1000 reward. The local TV stations have no information. Leah, the owner of the surviving horse, has no idea. The owner
    of the horse who passed has no idea. The neighborhood is hiding all of their horses and living in fear. It is awful.

  3. Michele Aultman

    I want more information on the WHY and how this happened.
    It is awful and I am helping just confused..how did this happen? Any ideas as to who and why?

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