In the fall of 2011, we joined Debra Hawk and Troy Kelly, in their efforts to save dozen's of young horses whose mothers were shipped to Canada for slaughter. A wonderful lady named Lisa, sent us the funds to purchase the two foals in the picture above and get them shipped to the rescue for care. Both horses were exposed to the highly contagious disease called 'strangles' and the grey one you can see is very thin. .
Well pull through he did with round-the-clock care, good nutrition and lots of love.
It took several months and Diesel was finally well enough to go to an adoptive home. A wonderful family came forward and with clean bill of health from the veterinarian, we approved his adoption to the Niven family. It was a bittersweet day when he went to his new home, but he deserved to have a loving family to call his own.
It has been a most difficult decision, but putting his needs before hers, she decided Equine WellBeing Rescue would be best for him. We have helped with some medical bills for Diesel, he was recently diagnosed with Cushing's Disease and xrays have shown an injury that was probably sustained as a foal has caused some arthritis in his spinal area which is very painful if ridden. The recommondation was to retire him so it is time for Diesel to come home to EqWBR.
We are reaching out to you to help us raise funds for the medical care we have provided already, $405 for diagnostics of Cushing's Disease, $382.70 for transportation exam, blood work and documents to travel, $625 for the cost of transport to the rescue and $547.50 to cover six months of medicine for pain managment and Cushing's Disease. Our total fundraising goal is $1960.20 and we have a matching donation for the first $500 in donations made.
When we rescued Diesel 12 years ago, we made a committment to him, as we have to all others, to be there for him throughout his life and open our doors if he needed to come back. He needs us now and we want to be there for him again. He will be picked up on March 15th in CA and should arrive here late in the day. If you can help with a donation of any amount, just click the donate button below and thank you so very much for helping us fulfill a life-long committement to this very sweet and beloved horse.
Equine WellBeing Rescue is a 501c3 public charity which is 100% volunteer run and managed. There is no paid staff or employees so funds donated goto the care of the equine at the rescue and others in need that we can help. Our volunteers are loving, caring and the best ever!!!!
There are lots of wonderful charities to support and we are honored and humbled by the support we get from you and your friends.
We want you to know YOU ARE APPRECIATED!!!!
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