Our February Bucket Fund was for Willow, Tom and Aurora – the three horses rescued from the deep mud, barbed wire, epic TICKS and being fed only rotten fruits and vegetables. You will remember these photos:
Willow and Aurora were placed together. It was touch and go for a long while with little Aurora (they removed over 871 ticks on her alone!) due to weakness in her back legs. They were very cow-hocked and underdeveloped. But Aurora has rallied and is now on the mend! Her muscles are responding and she can get up on her own easily now!
Willow needed much TLC. She had over 500 ticks removed and she was very, very thin with bad teeth and long hooves. Willow has received daily care and blossomed!
Tom is still at UC Davis. The poor guy was saved during his last hour. Tom has spent several weeks at UC Davis and he is still horribly thin. But, his bloodwork is good, so they hopeful that he will turn a corner. Tom has to gain enough weight for his cryptorchid surgery. He will remain at UC Davis until then.
Thank all of you for your prayers and support! We were able to collect $1790 to donate among the three of them! Everyone was very grateful and appreciative!