This post is re-blogged from HorseandMan.com who are collecting donations to help Brother's recovery
ABANDONED BY HIS OWNER, THE PLACE WHERE HE WAS BOARDED JUST WATCHED HIM STARVE… Meet BROTHER, OUR SEPTEMBER BUCKET FUND GELDING.
C’MON, Really?! So this horse’s owner didn’t pay his board fees for several months so the property owners just stopped feeding him…
They didn’t bother to pick up the phone and ask anyone or any service for any kind of help at any time… Not one call to anyone. They did absolutely nothing while they watched this innocent being STARVE, knowing full well what they were doing.
They watched Brother starve to teach his owner a lesson.
Perfect. Another story of humans behaving badly.
Barely alive, but alert and ready to GET OUT OF THAT HELL! Brother was INTENTIONALLY starved because his owner didn’t pay the board bill. Brother is a 20+, affectionate and grateful draft/TB cross.
Yup. The boarding place was angry with Brother’s owner for not paying board… so they let him starve. They just stopped feeding him. No calls to anyone, no asking for help – nothing. They wanted him to starve to prove a point…
THE STORY OF HUMAN BRAVERY AND AN EQUINE’S WILL TO SURVIVE!
Luckily, a non-horse person drove by the property several times and was able to watch Brother’s decline.
She didn’t know, really, what she was seeing, but she knew it wasn’t good. So, being a very brave woman, she approached the property owners…
The story the property owners gave this do-gooder was so repulsive that she couldn’t stand it. She knew she had to help this being. So, knowing absolutely nothing about horses, she negotiated his release into her hands. And it worked! She now was responsible for a nearly dead horse…
So, the brave woman called the only horse person she knew who called another horse person who called another… and within a short time, a team was created to go get Brother.
Brother, who could barely walk… mustered his will to load.
He knew it was now or never.
SONOMA EQUINE RESCUE – LET’S HELP THEM RIGHT THIS WRONG!
Sonoma Equine Rescue, Rehabilitation and Adoption accepted Brother and jumped in with both feet! Their vet, Dr Katherine Szabo, was on hand upon Brother’s arrival to take all his vitals and assess the situation. Brother, who they believe to be a 20+ draft/TB cross, was a few hours from death…. full of worms, 500lbs underweight and his body was shutting down.
But, he had a spark! The volunteers said he seemed ‘affectionate and grateful’ – even through his pain. Brother could barely stand and the only walking he did was between his feed and water buckets… but he was grateful!
Lifted by Brother’s will, the volunteers are steadfastly doing whatever the good Doctor prescribes including feeding Brother small meals every two hours around the clock, treating his skin infections and taking care of his eyes, ears, teeth, feet… you name it.
Can we help right this wrong for Brother?! Thank you in advance.