UPDATE ON OUR OCTOBER BUCKET FUND DONKEYS, JACOB AND MOSES!






Our October Bucket Fund Donkeys were left alone after their owner died – IN JUNE!

All four are very neglected, emaciated and the hooves are horrible.  Big Oaks Rescue Farm took in these 4, and immediately made an appointment with the new  Palmetto Equine hospital.

JACOB – THE OLDER JACK (needs gelding) with rotated hooves

At Palmetto, they have the proper equipment to determine the severity of Jacob’s rotation via Xrays.  Since they have trained farriers on hand, he was also trimmed in the most beneficial way.

The GREAT NEWS for Jacob is that they think he will be comfortable with proper farrier care over the next several months!  He needs to eat well and have less stress, which he has now that they are all safe.

The not so great news is that Jacob will also need to be gelded.  I didn’t know this in the beginning, but he is still a jack.  Everyone wants to wait until his feet are less painful to do the gelding procedure.

Jacob had his slipper tips lopped off, but they didn’t want to do any more until they could get to a specialist to fully understand the depth of his rotation – seen here, all four feet.

He was nervous, but a very good boy.  Look at the distinctive color of his ears!

They were able to get excellent Xrays all the way around. They feel, at this point, that with proper, frequent trimmings, he will be comfortable!

He receives his first corrective trim at Palmetto Equine hospital. Jacob will have to be ferried to the hospital to have his trims every 4-6 weeks.

MOSES

Moses is in very bad condition.  He is extremely emaciated and nutritionally poor.  Moses is also very, very shy – probably not going to fight for food which is why he is in the very worst shape.

Poor guy…

Skinny, emaciated Moses, receiving his corrective trim.

In progress, looking better…

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE FOUNDER OF BIG OAKS RESCUE FARM PASSED AWAY THIS YEAR?…HELPING THESE DONKEYS IS A VERY BIG DEAL TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO KEEP JOE MANN’S LIFE WORK – ALIVE…

Did you know the founder of Big Oaks passed away this year?  Joe Mann.  He was wonderful.  His assistants are doing their very best to keep up with the Rescue and take care of the 100+ animals there.  But truly, Joe was the biggest fund raiser.  Without him, it has been tough. 

It would be wonderful to really, really boost them with help for these donkeys.  I know they are struggling.  Really struggling.

If you have it in your hearts, please add a drop.  All donations are 100% tax deductible.  And, it all adds up!  any amount is wonderful!  THANK YOU!




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OTHER WAYS TO HELP THESE DONKEYS!

–Here is a link to the huge sale (50% – 70% off) on Riding Warehouse donations to the Bucket Fund!

–Or… we are adding new jewelry every day!

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