UPDATE (8/20/12) THIS MARE AND FOAL HAVE HAD ALL OF THEIR MEDICAL BILL PAID AS OF TODAY!! THANK YOU, WONDERFUL READERS, FOR HELPING! YOU CAME THROUGH ONCE AGAIN. WONDERFUL!
Yesterday I wrote about a poor pony mare who was horribly neglected. I chose her for the August Bucket Fund because she was, to me, an extreme case of neglect that could be helped tremendously with some additional funding.
Many of you were up in arms that one little pony should be deserving of an expensive prosthetic device or prosthesis when so many other healthy horses could use that same money to be saved from slaughter… or from some other crisis.
So, for those of you who like to donate to horse causes but not to the pony Star and the August Bucket Fund, here is another story that might resonate with you.
This is a story of a mare who was caught in a barn fire and protected her baby while she burned.
The mare is alive but badly injured. Her owner could use some help.
So, if you’d like to donate to this formerly healthy horse who is in a bad state and needs human aid, please do. The donation information is at the end of the post.
THIS STORY FROM THE FUGLY BLOG – JULY 9
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Well, I sit here in tears for all three, Kim, the mare and baby. I’ve lost all I have to a fire, rescued people from fires. . . and cannot imagine this at all, on any level. My contribution will be forthcoming.
My heart breaks at seeing such pain that these animals have endured, but, along with that pain there is gratitude. I am so grateful that someone is trying so hard to make things better, to soothe the pain, heal the sick. Yes, there are a lot of healthy horses that need saving, but, that does not mean we turn a blind eye to situations that are brought to our attention. No animal should be automatically deemed expendable.
I think that it is extremely arrogant of people to question what horse deserves help and the horse that you choose to feature for the bucket fund. Maybe they should have their own fund to help horses that don’t need as much. I don’t understand people like this. I don’t ride with them.
Dawn, the whole purpose of your Bucket Fund, it seems to me, is to identify individual cases of need which might not hit the headlines, and Star was a perfect example. If your readers choose to be snitchy about your choice of ‘victim’ I hope they put their money where their mouths are, and donate to the larger causes they are expounding. For myself, Star exemplifies the type of neglect that goes unnoticed so horribly often, and I will be making a donation today. Please don’t be dispirited by the negativity out there, and keep up your wonderful work.
Great. Now I want to donate twice as much as before, only problem is, even $5 is currently out of my budget. Thank you so much for your blog – its stories and its help. I am on the East Coast and I like that you cover everything everywhere as well as at home.