Quick update and a great big THANK YOU to everyone who helped us with Dandelion and to get this big guy home.
Dandelion is doing very well and already has an amazing couple who will be adopting her.
Meet TEXAS TRIUMPH. This beautiful 4 year old was slated for slaughter. When I got the call I had to step up.
Sadly, (as is pretty much the norm with most of the horses we rescue) he has a life threatening condition, caused most likely by lack of care.
When I went to check on him after he arrived I saw his feed and water pouring back out his nose. Much like the 2 year old TB we rescued, he could not swallow. After nearly $3000 in vet bills for him alone, (much of that cost being for the medicine for his horrific ulcers and the infection he is fighting), we are limping along, hour by hour.
His preliminary diagnosis is Esophageal Stricture, which means his Esophagus is full of scarring which is making it extremely difficult for him to eat or drink. At this point he is on liquid mash, and although he still has food and water coming back out his nose, he has been getting some down. (We had some really great poop, which means food & water are actually getting to his stomach and everything is working well inside.)
He is not in pain as far as the feed and water, but had horrible ulcers. I believe the meds are working as far as the ulcers, but his prognosis is fragile at best. He has had days where he runs and plays, and then yesterday he didn't eat much. He is thriving as far as getting love and attention, and all he wants to do is "hang out".
Worse case scenario is he will be loved and cared for properly until he suffers a bad case of "choke" again or gets a deadly case of pneumonia from aspirating. Best case scenario is he will live a long and healthy life, but all the vets warned me the second option is not likely. HE NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS! He is going to be part of our "Sunshine & Smiles Program" for as long as we have him.
However, he is enjoying himself, wants to "cuddle" and is playing with everything he can find, interacting with the other horses and just being a great big, loving clown.
So now we are struggling to catch up with the vet bills, keep feeding all the kids here, and start getting ready for foaling season.
We recently got the 2 remaining stallions gelded and lots of long feet trimmed. All of this costs money and we still have 4 milk babies.
So ALL help is so appreciated. Again, THANK YOU FOR SAVING SO MANY LIVES.
If you want to donate directly to our vet, here is the information.
1 775-623-0981 and let them know it is for "Palomino - Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang".
PLEASE LET'S "GIT 'ER DONE" ONCE MORE and save these precious lives!!!
Below, Winter and Dandelion enjoying the day.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:
You can go to gofundme
You can go to Paypal
if you would like to help these horses.
->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)
Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang,
PO Box # 233
Golconda, NV 89414
You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.
NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL - WE SAVE THEM ALL!
SAVING GOD'S CRITTERS - FOUR FEET AT A TIME
Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang, WIN Project - Rescue & Rehab
We are now part of the WIN Organization
WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_
If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.
OUR MAILING ADDRESS HAS CHANGED!
PO BOX 233
GOLCONDA, NV 89414