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FINAL DAYS TO HELP BLAZE! Let’s send off this month in a Blaze of Glory for our July Bucket Fund horse who almost lost his foot!






Our July Bucket Fund Horse, Blaze, suffered a horrible injury.  His foot was almost cleanly sliced through.  Luckily, his horseangels were watching over him because not only did the injury not cut any tendons or ligaments, but his owner was there immediately afterwards and was able to tourniquet the wound and rush him the ER before he bled out.

Blaze’s owner bottle fed him since he was a two-week old.  Look at the love here.  Blaze was an abandoned wild foal in Nevada

Here you can see the very clean cut. Amazingly, it didn’t hit any tendons or ligaments! But it did hit an artery.

We still have a few days to help Blaze!  We are $2485 short of our goal!  Any amount is helpful!  All donations are 100% tax deductible!  THANK YOU in advance!!



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BLAZE AFTER TWO CASTS AND 4 WEEK OF HEALING!

Blaze’s medical fees have been very high.  He’s had ER surgery, a hospital stay and two casts.

The first week home was pretty awful for Blaze and his owners – they were trying to wean him from sedation and pain medications, but it wasn’t working.  Blaze was in pain and he DID NOT LIKE stall rest.  The poor guy was walking circles, screaming all day and banging the walls.

Immediately it was decided to keep a buddy on either side, all day.  So, two volunteers quine friends stayed inside, too.  Nice of them…

The third and fourth weeks of recovery were uneventful and slow, as predicted.  A huge wound like this heals from the inside out and takes its course.  Blaze will be like this for another two months.

But, he is a lucky horse.

Larry says that Blaze is starting to be himself again.  Less pain is bringing his sweet personality back.

(I will keep us all updated on his progress, for sure!)

The first week at home was very difficult for Blaze. He was unhappy, in pain and tired of being stall bound.

Usually, he goes out everyday to play with his friends.  OF course, he has to restrict his movement with this huge cast, so he is on stall rest for several months.

Here you can see… they’ve added a stall ball and friends on both sides of him. Blaze is happier now – probably because the pain is less (huge wounds like this hurt while they heal), and he has friends that are fine handing out with him all day.

Here we have Cast #2. It is slightly less bulky. Blaze is on a strict diet so he doesn’t gain weight, too… Less weight on that leg is best. So, this poor guy has a long road of healing. But he is VERY LUCKY. He will survive this.

Here he is!! Looking much happier as the days go on. Atta Boy, Blaze!

Can we help his owners through this avalanche of unexpected medical bills?  Thank you thank you!  All donations are 100% tax deductible!




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MANY OF YOU MISSED OUR JULY BUCKET FUND STORY (because it happened on the holiday) SO HERE IS THE STORY AGAIN and an update on poor Blaze!






Poor mustang Blaze almost lost his foot.  The pics are fairly graphic…  so if you’d like to see the detail of his injuries, go here.

Blaze was rescued from the Virginia Range as an orphan at 2 weeks old – and bottle fed by his rescuers – the same people that found him – Lucky Star Ranch (a well respected sanctuary that often helps all of the Virginia Range wild horse rescue teams).  Blaze’s owners were devastated and frightened, but managed to quickly put on a handmade tourniquet and transport him to the nearest equine hospital.  There, Blaze was quickly put straight into surgery.

This all happened the afternoon before July 4th.  So, many of you were not here to know the story…   The original story is here.

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IT WAS MY FAULT that I wrote the story over a holiday … and I’d like to do better for poor Blaze and his devastated family (the hospital bills are enormous).  CAN WE HELP?!  Any Starbucks money or car seat change?  It all adds up!  All donations are 100% tax-deductible!  THANK YOU in advance!



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UPDATE ON BLAZE!

I have some updated pics on Blaze.  He made it through surgery, has a cast and is not eating or drinking very well.  They feel he is in severe pain, – for those of us who have had injuries like this, we understand severe pain and depression after injury/surgery …  Poor guy.  Really.

If he comes through this week, the vets feel his is very likely to heal all the way.

Could you imagine walking out to an injury like this on your horse who you bottle fed since he was 2 weeks old – or any horse?!!

He is such a little, sweet guy…. all kinds of treats to entice him to eat.

This is his first cast. He will need several …

Poor guy is in a lot of pain and is not eating much or drinking much. Of course, neither would I after an intense injury and surgery like this.

The vets asked Blaze’s owners to come down – when they were closed on Sunday – to bring Blaze treats and sit with him so he would eat.

BLAZE’S HOSPITAL SURGERY/AFTER CARE/FUTURE CASTS fees are enormous…

If you have Starbucks money or any car seat change, we would be forever grateful.  Many thanks in advance!



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