Category Archives: Bucket Fund Stories

August Bucket Fund: We helped save the starved 34 Year-old gelding, Shanghai!






Oy… how many of you saw the viral video of the poor, sway-backed, ancient horse, out in a field, starving?

Yup.  It happened near to us in Southern California.  Neighbors had been trying to feed him and get help for him, but his owners did not want to surrender him.  Two rescues continued to contact the owners and offer help.  Finally, they surrendered him.

The previous owners did not realize he needed to have his teeth looked over.  The poor gelding could not chew the alfalfa that was offered to him.

Here is a still from the viral video.

This is the image that went viral.

The sign the owners made to let passerbys know that he was OK.

WE WERE ASKED TO HELP!

I had seen the video but didn’t realize that he was so close to home.  When I received the call, I said YES.  The two rescues wanted to make sure he was vet checked, had farrier and dental exams.

All Seated In A Barn will be taking care of Shanghai and we have offered to pay his first round of vet, dental, farrier and feed bills!

This feels so good.

His first day in rescue

He was given soft food.

Look at this hips. He got a bath and grooming. They did his bloodwork which came back surprisingly good for an old guy.

A NOTE ON HIS PERSONALITY FROM ALL SEATED IN A BARN – Pics after ONE WEEK!

I asked the rescue if Shanghai was well enough to show his personality, and this is what they said:

He is SO sweet!! He is literally the sweetest old man – such good manners – loves attention, loves molassas oat cookies

LOOK at him after only a week of soft food and medical attention.  His teeth were done yesterday.

Brighter and less ribs!

His body is smoother and he’s clean.

Re-feeding is a slow process but you can already see an improvement in a week!

 

OUR DONATION RECEIPT

Thank you all!!  Although we didn’t fund raise for him, we had enough in the Bucket to save him.  Wonderful!!

I will keep you posted on his recovery!

Thank you all!! This just feels good!

NEW BUTTON. NEW BUTTON. DIFFERENT FUND. LET’S DO THIS!

KEEP THEM OFF THE TRUCK FUND.

FUND TOTAL AS OF TODAY:  $25 (Thank you!)   We’ve saved POWDER PUFF 2/7/22 ($800),  EDDIE 2/9/22 ($1200), SURSHA 3/16/22 ($780),  BABY FRED 4/7/22 ($650), “CC” Close Call  5/17/22 ($550), PACIFICA  5/22/22 ($780), DONNA 7/25/22 ($600), MAXIMILLIAN 11/8/22 ($1300), “TJ” 1/8/23 ($1000), SWEETIE 1/8/23 ($700), MAMA and BABY 5/9/23 ($500)

Horse and Man Foundation, Inc has a new Fund button. KEEP THEM OFF THE TRUCK FUND. This Fund will go on all day, all the time. It will always be here. If you want to save a horse or donkey from slaughter, you know we will do that here.

All donations are 100% tax deductible!  Thank you!



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Remember our February 2020 Bucket Fund filly, Yarrow? Look at her NOW!






To review, our original Yarrow story is linked here.

It is heartwarming and thrilling to watch our Bucket Fund horses thrive!  Poor Yarrow was a reservation baby who was found in a meat auction.  Her little colt friend who was also in the pen with her at the auction, didn’t make it.  Yarrow barely survived.

Here are pics of Yarrow during her Intensive Care stay at the equine hospital.

Yarrow in ICU

Listening to her heart…

Finally strong enough to stand… but look at her condition!

LOOK AT YARROW NOW!

Here is a post from her rescuers:

AND here is a post from her new owner:

“It takes a village to rescue- Many Heartfelt Thanks to ALL who donated for Valore’s hospital and rescue care!!! She is a magnificent filly in every way, and I love her fiercely!!! Please know that I so appreciate EVERYONE who donated, volunteered, and labored at 3 Sisters Equine Refuge. Valore will be inspected this fall for her Warmblood registration- after 2 DNA tests confirmed she is a fusion WB: Hanovarian/Trakehner/ Holsteiner!! ADOPT- Because, more than one life will be transformed”

Yarrow (Valore) Now!




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