Here are some more updated stories from our 2016 Bucket Funds!
First… Ziggy. He was one of the mini horses who were trapped in a burr filled field (at eye level) who lost an eye due to the amount of burrs and neglect. His herd mates were mostly heavily pregnant mares and babies. All had eye infections, lacerations and corneal abrasions. (Read their story here.)
During that Bucket Fund drive, we lost one of the heavily pregnant, elder mini mares – Florence – to heaves. That was very sad.
But, we were able to raise enough funds for Ziggy to have his eye removed properly and treated.
Here was Ziggy…
AND HERE IS ZIGGY NOW!
Ziggy is feeling no pain and now a gelding… and he is learning to drive – his right side blindness doesn’t not seem to effect him! Fat and happy, he no longer lives in a burr infested, tiny pen. All of the mares have been treated, adopted and foaled safely.
NOW FOR DR. LEE OF THE LOUISIANA FLOOD HORSES.
You probably remember these iconic images… You can read their story here.
Sugar, fought for over a month – surviving both West Nile and her skin sloughing from the wretched waters… but… she contracted pythium which is incurable. Dr. Lee was absolutely heartbroken and so very frustrated that there was not a better outcome for this incredible, homeless mare. They buried her on Dr. Lee’s farm, even though she was a stray horse. That tells you how much Dr. Lee loved and cared for these 40, stray horses in her care – and how much Sugar meant to her..
The good news is that Jackie, the other horse we featured, has completely healed and her owner was found!
Here is a picture of Jackie on her last day at the clinic.
MORE AMAZING NEWS for DR. LEE…
Dr. Lee took it upon herself to open her hospital doors and take in 40 stray and very sick horses during the Louisiana flood. She paid for all of the medical expenses and her time to help these 40 stranded horses – without asking for anything.
We had such a huge outpouring of support for her cause, Dr. Lee was able to add an addition onto her hospital stalls to help shelter the horses from the blazing sun and wet rains during the year. Dr. Lee said that when they used the wash rack 80 times a day to help these horses heal their skin… the direct sun was almost unbearable for both the workers and the horses.
So, Dr. Lee took our donation money and put a roof over the wash rack and added a breezeway to cover the horses in her hospital – and add more coverage for additional patients.
FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELVES AND ALL YOU’VE DONE TO HELP HORSES IN 2016! Thank you thank you thank you!!
LETS KEEP THE GOOD WILL GOING… OUR JANUARY 2017 BUCKET FUND IS HERE AND NEEDING SUPPORT!
PLEASE HELP WITH OUR JANUARY 2017 BUCKET FUND! In honor of Mama Tess, we are offering the MAMA TESS’ OLD AND FORGOTTEN FUND supporting the very old and forgotten horses who landed at The Golden Carrot. You can read their story here. Please help if you can. The Bucket has $415. Our goal is $2640.
Donate here! 100% Tax deductible. THANK YOU!
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