The Bucket Fund is kinda limping to the rescue of poor Xena but I think that is probably a sign of the economy or because she is on the heels of poor, little Elsa.
(To read Xena’s horror story, click here.)
If you’d like to donate to help pay the volunteer vet and her food costs, please click here.
SHE IS BEING HELPED BY TOTAL STRANGERS – A RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS BY PRIVATE PEOPLE – NOT A RESCUE
I just wanted to marvel at this HUGE random act of kindness.
The people that found her and rescued her and organized this whole thing are regular folks who were out hiking… They just rallied and thought quick on their feet!
There is no owner or rescue institution here. This courageous woman who found her – and a few friends – figured out how to alert AC, yet talk them into releasing Xena into their capable hands by finding a volunteer vet, a volunteer home with 24/7 care AND everything that this unknown mare (now named, Xena the Fighter) needed!
UPDATES AND RUMORS
So, I would like to give an immediate update to:
1) dispel some rumors…
2) generate interest, spread the word and perhaps garner a few more donations for this girl…
First, some photos!
Ok, there are many rumors. Here is what I know:
–The vet thinks XENA is in her late teens
–XENA had shoes on
–No one know who the owner is/was
–No one knows who/what attacked her. Dogs? Mountain Lion?
–She might have been put inside the power station fencing so that no wild animals would find her… dunno.
–No one knows who put her behind the power station fence
–The vet fixing XENA is a volunteer.
–The place boarding XENA is a private facility with a private person who is willing to administer to Xena 24/7
–All of the funds for XENA will go to the vet and her food/upkeep. (Bodhi’s huge slice that happened last week – which was only one very deep and long slice – cost over $1000 alone to clean, debride and stitch, restitch, clean, soak, restitch…!)
–Xena WILL BE ON THE LOCAL NEWS TODAY! That, hopefully, might answer some questions and find some more donors for her. Maybe someone will recognize the mare… (and open up that can of worms!)
VIDEO OF XENA
The rescuer sent this brief video of Xena during her first day after she was rescued.
The enclosure was 8 feet tall with barbed wire at the top. The fence was intact.
In looking at the pattern of injuries it seems to me that perhaps she either jumped into the enclosure (perhaps trying to escape from something/someone) and got hung up, or was left in there by whomever for whatever reason and tried to jump out again and got hung up on the fence. Don’t know how high that fence was or what kind of fencing – obviously, I’m not in that area. However, up here, our local substation has a fence that’s only about 5 feet high but it’s got wicked bad poking-up ends from the heavy wire cyclone fencing. Just a thought. Some horses might think that height is jumpable and make the effort in desperation only to get hung up under the armpits and under the flanks.