Rosy, Peanut and Prince, our rescued orphans, are the best of buddies and they play all day long. However, accidents can happen; either
Rosy or Peanut, who are a little bit older, must have placed an unfortunate kick at Prince (although we did not see the exact moment it happened) and Prince has a severely broken elbow joint.
His medical bills alone were expected to be over $8500 and we would need to pay someone for his 24/7 intensive care on top of that, but we really honestly just cannot give up on him even if his chances are 50/50. The vet said that he would have a chance with a plate and wires to hold his elbow joint together. Without it, we would have to make the impossible decision to let him go. Amazingly, in under one hour, enough was raised in an emergency fund for his surgery! All overages will go into our veterinary and caretaker fund.
Please bear with us while we try to keep it together. We gave it absolutely everything, the excellent surgeon did his very best, but our little Prince didn’t make it. The plate and screws and wires were put in successfully, but as soon as he got up, the screws broke loose. One thousand hearts are in a million pieces. We are so very sorry. Goodbye sweetheart, run forever free.
With your support we could save him when he lost his mom, feed him every hour, care for him 24/7. Only through your support we could give him shelter, a soft bed of pineshavings, toys for playing, plus a horse family and a people family; he knew love every minute of his little life, because you give us the power to make that difference, for the ones we need to rescue and for the ones that get to stay wild and free.
To the donors who made his surgery possible, there are not enough words to express our sincere gratitude. We are glad we gave him every possible chance. We are also thankful to the surgeon who tried his best.
This poem is for all of us and for all of you generous hearts who are grieving with us.
“When you are grieving and sick of heart, just go to the river and be, bury your sorrows in doing good deeds, miss me, but set me free.”
In gratitude and in memory of Prince, July 13th 2019 – December 31st 2019