I felt badly that the Bucket Fund this month for the mini donkey, Lila – who was rescued from a feedlot with the horrible sarcoid that was subsequently cut open (making it way worse) by a bad vet and then brought to UC Davis for help trying to save her life – was only limping along.
(You can read Lila’s story here.)
Since UC Davis is about an hour and a half away, I decided to pay her a visit. I figured taking pics and hanging out with her might help make her story more intimate and perhaps boost her donations.
Friday was my day off, so I went!
Upon arrival at UC Davis, I was told that Lila was being prepped for more Cisplatin injections. And, if I wanted, I could watch…
Of course I wanted to watch!
I’m going to tell you right now, what I saw broke my heart…
It was great to see the vets and techs surrounding little Lila and helping her. What broke my heart was that this tiny, 4 year-old little donkey was this messed up – by a human hand.
Seeing her laying there with that huge, overgrown, nasty tumor covering her eye made me want to count up all of my cash (of which I had little) and take off all of my jewelry (I had none) and hand it to UC Davis and say – do whatever it takes!
So, I’m just going to put up the donation button right here because there is no amount that can bring this girl’s eye back to normal… but we can help her fight!