We are so very humbled that Purina Horse Feed, a sponsor of the A Home for Every Horse program has highlighted Equine WellBeing Rescue on their Facebook page today, July 22, 2015. Earlier this year Purina also ran Lucky's story in Trail Rider Magazine too. Trail Rider Magazine article.
It is usually the big rescues with lots of resources that get media coverage so we are so very grateful that a small rescue, with a small following and limited resources has been included in Purina's stories and recognized for all of our hard work helping horses.
As part of the A Home For Every Horse program, we receive 10 coupons from Purina for free bags of feed in the early summer and then again late fall, which come in very handy with the senior horses who require pelleted feeds because their teeth no longer have chewing capacity.
We recently took in an emaciated mare with only one eye, her name is Princess and here are her intake pictures her first day at the rescue on 6-26-15.
She is a 25 years old registered Paint horse and was losing weight because she was being fed alfalfa that she couldn't chew. She now gets 20 pounds a day of senior/pelleted feed (one bag every 2 1/2 days) as of today, June 22, 2015, she has put on 75 pounds. The picture below was taken last week and she had put on 60 pounds at that time. We will be very happy if she continues to add 15-20 pounds a week since she was at least 200 pounds underweight when she arrived.
In addition to her malnourished condition, her feet had not been trimmed in many months, she had rain rot fungus along her spinal area, very poor, dull coat with winter fur still remaining also cuts, scratches and scars all over her legs. She has been on a deworming program, her feet trimmed, bathed with medicated shampoo and treated for the fungus.
When she has gained 100 pounds we will give her a treatment for any sand in her intestines, though the test showed very little, but it is a good precaution for a horse that had been eating anything she could find on the ground till we got her.
All in all we are seeing improvement. We have found a prior owner who let us know she lost her left eye to cancer about 10 years ago. With that information we are keeping a close eye on her right eye and how well she recovers from her emaciated state.
|Left eye removed due to cancer 10 yrs ago|
It was almost a year to the date we rescued emaciated Lucky and Duncan from a bad situation, now we rescue another emaciated horse needing our help and Purina puts out a story about our beloved Lucky. Serendipitous.
If you would like to help us with feed or health care funds for Princess or any of the other 11 horses and 2 donkeys at the rescue, your donation is so very much appreciated. Funds can be sent via PayPal using email address "email@example.com" or via mail to EqWBR, PO Box 2722, Snowflake, AZ 85937, your donations are tax-deductible. Our 501c3 tax ID is 45-2835562.
We are such a small rescue, but with your help, we can have big results for horses in need. Thank you all so very much!
Hope you are all enjoying your summer!