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UPDATE ON GRANNY PONY!






Our April Bucket Fund horse, Granny Pony, is doing well – considering…

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The GREAT NEWS is that Granny Pony has improved!  Granny had IV fluids, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory meds, vitamins, a robust re-feeding program… and she is better!  I’ve been told that she is much brighter, loves to have her head rubbed and eats and drinks up a storm!

Here is a pic of her taken earlier this week.

With our help, her caretakers were able to provide a brand new blanket for the cold nights.

HERE IS A LOOK AT HER FEED BUCKET – YUMMY

The vets told me that her feed has made a remarkable change in this starving, old pony.  They’ve all fallen in love with her.

In the bucket is:  Triple Crown Senior, alfalfa and orchard grass pellets, Coolstance (I gave this to Mama Tess – love it), Probios, electrolytes and epsom salts (this was new to me… evidently helps with elimination and colic prevention).

In the bucket (before adding water) Triple Crown senior, alfalfa and orchard grass pellets, CoolStance, Probiotics, electrolytes and Epsom Salt.

After a good soak.

WE PAID THE VET HOSPITAL FOR GRANNY’S FIRST FEW SCARY DAYS!

Our helping has been a huge relief for her caretakers.  Knowing that her vet bill was covered has taken the stress off of her rescue and rehabilitation.  Now they can just care for her and love on her.

We hope to continue covering her vet bills for this week… and purchase the next round of feed for Granny.

THANK YOU, everyone, for your generosity and prayers for Granny.  It is working!

OUR RECEIPT for the first 5 vet visits and meds. MUDDY CREEK VET in PA.

SO FAR SO GOOD, EVERYONE!!  THANK YOU!

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

Only $475 to reach our goal!   Although we have paid her initial vet bills, it would be wonderful to help with the follow-ups as well as purchase a month of senior feed from the feed store to boost her along her way to health!

All donations are 100% tax deductible.  THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!  Click here to donate!

This 35+ year old granny pony was left at a meat auction to fend for herself in the huge pens with large horses.

 


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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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THANK YOU!!!

 

 

 


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