Thus far in 2011, the winter has proven to be difficult again for horses with owners that are struggling financially in this poor economy, or who did not realize the cost of care for a horse was so expensive. Due in part to your generous donations, we’ve been able to help a few in 2011, but many more have needed assistance.
Your help could make a difference to just one horse that needs immediate shelter to receive life-saving care. Horses like “Wee Biscuit” (see photos), a young miniature horse with a horrendous old wire fence injury. Wee’s owners could not afford veterinary care and were struggling to care for themselves. When asked if USERL could take him into the program and provide veterinary care, USERL was able to do so because of your donations early this year, which helped cover a small portion of his initial veterinary evaluation and diagnostics regarding his injury. Without access to funds to help cover those costs, USERL would not have been able to bring in Wee for evaluation and his suffering would have continued.
During that veterinary evaluation, it was discovered that wire was still wrapped around the inside of “Wee Biscuit’s” hind leg. The injury, having occurred in August of 2010, had healed over the wire and remained severely infected. Once a decision was made that Wee may be able to overcome this with surgery, fundraising began to cover his expensive surgery and post-op care. All funds were raised for Wee through the supporters of USERL and he is expected to recover and have a quality life! But your donations here gave USERL the ability to accept him in the program for evaluation. Other’s like “Wee Biscuit” are waiting for help, injured, neglected or abandoned. Can you help USERL help them?
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