|Cake in Oct 2017 Starving to death.|
This is Cake. She is an older 30 year old mare who was boarded at a farm outside of Atlanta. The owner wasn't able to care for her so she was left to deteriorate.
One other boarder, Julie, who loved horses contacted SaveTheHorses about Cake. Bless Julie for not giving up! We were full, in fact, over full, but we couldn't turn our hearts away from Cake. Look at her. She was not going to make it through the winter. I don't know how anyone could look at Cake and not want to help her. Julie tried to get the other boarders together to help Cake as a joint effort but was unsuccessful. The Georgia Department of Ag came out and said there was nothing they could do. There is food, water and shelter. If it isn't getting into the horse, why is that acceptable? I really don't know why but Cake also had a vaginal infection, and needed Calisks surgery and needed her teeth floated. They owner was quite negligent in my eyes. Euthanizing her would be kinder than letting her slowly die from the infection and starvation.
Julie agreed to start feeding her a few times daily so we called the local feed store, The Animal House, to supply everything she needed to start her way to health. Then we contacted Dr Logan King who had to got out several times to get the infection cleared up, have her teeth
floated and perform the caslicks surgery. Thanks to Dr King for clearing up her E coli infection after several flushings. Dr King had to visit her many times to get everything medically needed done. He was gentle on sedation because of her age and condition but she is doing well.
Now the same owner has another horse, an older grey gelding who gets feed sporadically and needs a home as well.
His name is Buckshot.
Thank God for good people. They make the world a better place and silently do the right thing.
Cake and Buckshot are now is a safe place and will continue to have safe happy lives. We are so happy we were able to help both horses but it really took all of us. #WeAreRescue
That is a giant WE! Julie, Diane and you!
|Cake and Buckshot living a happy safe life!|
Thank you for your continued support. This is what SaveTheHorses raises money for, to help horses in our care or that need help, especially to save their lives when in a situation like this. These horses are innocent victims of humans making bad choices or not seeking help soon enough.
Thank you Julie and Diane for all your giving and caring.
Horse Rescue Relief and Retirement Fund. EIN# 58-2479748 www.SaveTheHorses.org