Two more 2016 Bucket Fund UPDATE stories! Ziggy the mini and Dr. Lee from the Louisiana Floods.






Here are some more updated stories from our 2016 Bucket Funds!

ZIGGY

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..

Sugar was buried on Dr. Lee’s property under this wonderful oak. Her owner was never found.

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.

Here is Jackie, running, on her last day that 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.

Very nice.

This was Dr. Lee’s hospital barn previous to our donation. Their wash rack was in the blazing sun and there was no safe cover for horses waiting for treatment that didn’t have stalls.

This is the roof addition they put on to cover the wash rack.  Dr. Lee expressed that this roof is awesome because the blazing sun or driving rains would make the wash rack almost unbearable.

This is the breezeway roof addition they added to the aisle to created sheltered space for additional hospital horses.  Dr. Lee said that this breezeway has come in handy so many times with so many applications in just the short time that it has been in use!

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!

EVERY DONATION COUNTS!

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FEATURED:  Baroque Pearl necklace is back! Only $48!

Lovely antique cream colored Czech glass baroque pearls. They sit so nicely and look great with most layered looks! Handmade with love Sterling flower at crystal closure. 16″

SOLD!

FEATURED 2:  The ‘Perfect with Everything” Silver necklace! Only $38!

This is perfect alone or with just about any layering! Czech glass silver beads in varying sizes with handmade Sterling silver heart at crystal closure. 20″

To purchase FOR $38, click here!

Featured 3:  A WARM GARDEN AROUND YOUR NECK!   Only $42!

Warm meadow colors on these rare Czech Glass beads give new meaning to ‘neutral’ colors as they POP! With a handmade Sterling flower charm at raw Aventurine closure. Wear alone or layered… 17″

To purchase for $42, click here!

4 –GREAT LAYERING CROSS – or wear alone! (Was $64) Now only $48!

Sterling silver hammered cross pendant on a frosted amber Czech glass necklace with handmade Sterling silver beads and handmade sterling silver cross at crystal closure. Necklace is 36″. Pendant is 2″ long and 1″ wide.

SOLD!

Reference photo: Meadow necklace, Baroque pearl necklace, Perfect with Everything necklace and Great layering cross.

 



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