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EMERGENCY BUCKET FUND for GRANNYPONY – the 35+ blind, perfectly mannered little pony – left at the meat auction by her family!






35+ year old emaciated, pony mare, blind and fending for herself at a meat market!  This mare, with her perfect manners, probably spent her whole life with a family…

No animal should be dumped – ever.  But it makes me sick to have a sweet, tiny, old mare, who doesn’t eat much and is blind – be left at a horrible, stinky, sickness-infected kill auction to try to fend for herself against full-sized, younger horses.

In honor of all the old horses out there who are dumped, let’s please help Granny Pony!

All donations are 100% tax deductible!  Granny Pony has been seen by a vet… she needs short-term hospitalization and IV fluids, a geriatric re-feeding program, soft shaving, continued elder care supplements and when she is stronger, her horrible teeth need a float.   Thank you in advance!



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Skinny Granny Pony with her hip bone and spine bones showing… and blind… at the meat auction.  She is a 1 on the Heineke Scale.   Her grey forehead is just like Dodger’s.

Granny has a lot of hair… but she is very skinny – you cannot see how thin she is under all of that fur – but all of her bones protrude.  She’s blind and spent a few awful days trying to survive in pens filled with large horses, all battling for food and water.

HER STORY

This was just too much for me to see…  Thank PonyGods that the Phoenyx Farm and Sanctuary (PA) stepped in and brought her home.  Granny is very skinny, sick and weak.  The vet gave her IV fluids which helped.  Right now, she is eating and drinking!   The vets at Muddy Creek Veterinary Services believe she will pull through.  CAN WE JOIN TOGETHER TO HELP HER feel love, nutrition, warmth and care in her final years!  She’s a fighter.

In honor of all of our old horses (and elderly parents…), please help those who do their best to help those who cannot help themselves.  Many, many thanks!

She is very skinny under all that hair.  A 1 on the Heineke Scale is very tough for any horse – especially an elderly horse.

Her first morning of IV FLUIDS, food and safety. White faced and boney… but she’s standing in the sun! They say she is very sweet and comes up to anyone for a head rub.



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UPDATE ON OUR FEBRUARY BUCKET FUND HORSE – TROUBADOUR!






Our boy is all cleaned up and starting to gain weight.  Even so, you can see here how stunted and skinny he really is…

I’ve been told that he is very vocal with “the ladies” at the barn.  So, he will be gelded as soon as he is strong enough.

To read his original story, click here.

TROUBADOUR! – 2 weeks later!

Here he is – after a bath and lots of love and grooming.

Look how stunted he is for a 4 year-old… That patch on his shoulder is his new ID for his future should he be adopted.

Skinny and stunted – but very handsome and alert… our Troubadour! I was told that he is really liking the ladies in the barn. So, he will be gelded as soon as he is strong enough.

FREEZE BRAND – WHY HEART OF PHOENIX DOES THIS.

I asked about the brand and this was the response.  Seems smart!

When adopted out, we keep first rights on the horse, so it helps prevent an adopter from ever thinking they could sell outside of giving the horse back to us, but if they did, if the horse is advertised for sale, the brand is well known, so whether it be a sales ad, private purchase or auction, it will likely end up resulting in us being notified.  when it heals, it looks like this (this is a previous HOP horse that kind of reminds me of True named Alfie from years ago)

This is a different horse who was rescued by Heart of Phoenix a while back. This is what the freeze brand looks like.

JUST A REMINDER…

These photos show where Troubadour was living… before Heart of Phoenix saved him.

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