Each Month, HORSE AND MAN has a Drop in the Bucket Fund for a specific equine charity. My theory is that sometimes it is easier to give anonymously in a very small amount than not give at all because one feels embarrassed to give just a little.
Well, many of us feel that way. But, if we put all the drops in one bucket, it makes a difference in some horse’s life. So, that is what this page is about. If you feel moved by our monthly Bucket Fund story but only have a few dollars to spare, we are happy to help it grow bigger.
If the monthly Rescue horse is involved with a Non-Profit 501 (c) 3, all donations will receive a tax-deductible receipt from the Non-Profit. All donations are compiled into one larger donation to be gifted at the end of the month.
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AUGUST ’14 BUCKET FUND:
ONCE WILD AND FREE, MUSTANG MARES “WALKING SKELETONS” LOCKED IN A PITCH DARK BARN – LEFT TO DIE IN MISERY. MEET CHINOOK AND CHEYENNE: AUGUST BUCKET FUND MARES.
Locked in a lightless barn, standing in 9″ of manure, scum for water, no food, very sick and dying… until a deliveryman gained access and called in the troops to save these girls – at the last minute.
The situation (according to the police statement and arrest warrant):
“Two mustang mares, both 10 years old, locked in a dark barn, deplorable conditions, manure caked on their bodies, emaciated body score of 1, in need of both hoof and dental attention, no evidence of veterinary care – Walking skeletons with skin.”
Almost dead. Locked in the barn. Their owner living on the property.
The mares were discovered by a delivery person who was given access to the barn.
This delivery person was so outraged that he took photos of the mares and went straight to the police.
Immediately, since this property was a known previous animal cruelty offender, a seizure warrant was presented and the horses were taken to Second Chance Large Animal Rehabilitation Facility in Hartford, CT.
According to the seizure record:
Chinook had caked manure on her skin, She taped at 575 lbs, low temperature, thrush, lame, discharge in both eyes, dehydrated, sharp molars, tested positive for Lyme Disease.
Cheyenne taped at 662 lbs, had caked manure on her body, sharp teeth, long hooves, not able to turn, weak on her hind end, unsteady, barely able to walk, dehydrated, tested for Lyme Disease.
Both mares were very willing to do their best to get themselves onto the Police trailer and out of there. They both haltered well and were very polite.
THEY TRUSTED MAN AND THEY WERE LEFT TO STARVE – Let’s help them recover.
According to Ray Connors, the Animal Control Division Supervisor of CT DoA, these mares are on IV antibiotics to battle the Lyme Disease, are being fed a recovery diet, will have both hoof and dental care when strong enough, are receiving full veterinary care to address all of their issues – and the mares continue to be ‘very sweet’.
They are hopeful.
Let’s help Second Chance with the huge cost of IV med and all of the special care needed to bring these sweet ladies BACK TO HEALTH!
Thank you in advance!