WE GOT THE BABY OUT OF THERE! MEET OUR FEBRUARY BUCKET FUND BABY, AURORA!






Remember this photo of our February Bucket Fund horses:  Tom and Willow?  They were standing in knee deep mud, covered with ticks, loose barbed wire everywhere and were fed only rotten vegetables and fruit to eat?!

Well, many of you asked about the baby pictured here… could we help her?  Would we get her out of there?!!  Well, THEY DID!  They got her out of there!

Only, she was very, very ill.

This is baby Aurora. She was covered in ticks - and due to the deep mud and muscle atrophy because of poor nutrition, she could barely walk.

This is baby Aurora. She was covered in ticks – and due to the deep mud and poor nutrition, she could barely walk.

BABY AURORA’S STORY

I never mentioned Aurora previously because no one thought she would make it.  This poor girl couldn’t walk.  Her legs were so cow-hocked (they aren’t sure why, probably a combination of the mud, poor nutrition and her conformation) and weak, she couldn’t get up or down – let alone walk.  Her rescuers pulled off 720 ticks!

But now after a few weeks of gentle care and good food, this very determined baby is coming back to life!  She can walk, although not well, and her ataxia has gone.

She is still horribly skinny and stunted, but she wants to live!

Aurora could hardly stand. 720 ticks, lack of nutrition and cow hocks. The poor girl was a mess.

Aurora could hardly stand. 720 ticks,malnutrition and fatigue. The poor girl was a mess.

She was very dull... and very, very skinny. What you are seeing is winter coat. This baby is malnourished to the point of almost no return... but now we think she will turn the corner!

Aurora was very dull… and very, very skinny. What you are seeing is winter coat. This baby is malnourished to the point of almost no return… but now we think she will turn the corner!

WHAT SHE NEEDS!

Aurora will need LYME antibiotics,  frequent medicated soaks to soothe her skin and kill the remaining ticks, weekly blood work and vet visits as well as a scan to determine the malnutrition damage to her hind end.

Can we please help this little baby?!  She has shown her rescuers that she is a fighter!  Let’s help her rescuers help her – and Wilow and Tom!  Thank you in advance!

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This was Aurora yesterday, having her first halter lesson! She is getting ready to LIVE and be worked with regularly!

This was Aurora yesterday, having her first halter lesson! She is getting ready to LIVE and be worked with regularly!



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