This is Daybreak, a beautiful 5 year-old Quarter Horse. Like many youngins’, Daybreak decided to make a break for it and escaped her pasture. Once her parents found her, she had a horrible cut to her rear left leg ,and her parents knew she needed medical attention. They promptly called the vet to make sure their horse would be OK.
Anyone who owns a horse likely has had to care for a wound; or will at some point. Horses can get hurt from time to time because they are around barbed wire, nails, fencing, glass or metal. If there are deep cuts, puncture wounds, open sore injuries or things requiring antibiotics, you're going to need to call the vet. American Horse Rider magazine has a good article to check out to help you prepare for an injured horse: Horse Injuries and Wounds Treatment First Aid.
Daybreak's mom is pregnant and not working, and her dad’s hours were just cut. To make matters even harder, the families insurance costs just increased. Daybreak’s pasture escape vet bills were more than the family could plan for, so they applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help.
Luckily, all Daybreak needed was the wound to be cleaned, get some stitches and some antibiotics. Fur Kids Foundation also received an update from Daybreak’s mom:
“...After following the vet’s directions for the last week, she gave us the all clear yesterday to stop wrapping her leg, and said that she looked awesome and was healing up great! Daybreak is back to her cheerful self and hasn't taken a lame step in quite a few days. Thank you again so much for helping with the bill. It truly meant the world to us to be able to give her the best chance instead of the minimum chance."
Fur Kids Foundation is grateful for the dedication of our volunteers and supporters who have helped local families stay happy and healthy, and together! If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help families in Campbell County, Wyoming with animals, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. The money helps families during a time when they may not be able to afford adequate veterinary care. Check out more Success Stories.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.
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