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Help Starlight Run Again!

$10,190 of $17,664 goal

Raised by 292 people in 5 months
31240128_1531354129304063_r.jpeg31240128_1531354381716505_r.jpegThe Riley Farm Rescue is a 501(c)(3) Farm Animal Sanctuary. We were contacted regarding Starlight, a mini-horse and agreed to meet Starlight on June 27, 2018 and assess her situation.
When we arrived we saw that Starlight had a severely broken foot that we learned had gone unattended for more than a year. Starlight captured our hearts, and we agreed to take her back to RFR and see what we could do to help her. Starlight was very scared and jerked away at any sudden movement towards her. We are unsure of how she was treated previous to coming to us, but her early behavior told us she didn’t trust humans. However, it wasn’t long before Starlight began to understand that she was safe and that no one would hurt her at RFR. She happily accepts lots of hugs and kisses now. Once Starlight was at RFR, we immediately set up a veterinary visit with our veterinarian Dr.Scott Morey. She was examined and was given necessary vaccinations and underwent testing to gage her overall health. Starlight’s foot was also x-rayed. We cannot imagine the pain Starlight suffered when her foot was broken and what she endured for months with no care. As a result her knee is also swollen and causes her pain. She was put on a regimen of pain medications. Despite what she has gone through, this little girl has a zest for life and gets herself around and even rolls in the grass. Our veterinarian has consulted with equine specialists who recommended that Starlight undergo a procedure called a fetlock arthrodesis. This involves the actual joint being
eliminated and the metatarsal bone and the first phalanx being fused into one bone. The surgeon puts a plate on it just like a fractured bone to allow the two bones to heal as one. Starlight is scheduled to have this surgery on July 20, 2018 at the New Bolton Animal
Hospital in Pennsylvania. Once the surgery and rehabilitation are completed, we look forward to a long and happy life with Starlight at RFR as she enjoys the significant increased pain free mobility the surgery is expected to give her.  We are raising funds to cover this surgery, the recovery time she will need to spend at the hospital and the transport costs. All donations help! Thank you!
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Help STILL NEEDED! We raised only $85 towards Star's vet bill just from just last week of $1188! Still short $1103! I know I sound like a broken record, but the bills are piling up. If you can find it in your hearts to take the time to donate and share, it would mean the world to us! This doesn't include her visits this week! All we need is 200 of our followers to donate just $5 each! Please please consider a tax Deductible donation! I have to be honest, I'm terrified of what the future holds, we have depleted our funds for Star's 4 month stay at New Bolton. Our girl still requires a weekly visit from our vet. Thank you all!
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Starlight is home! Our girl came home last Tuesday. Watch for a video that will be posted by The Dodo for her full story! We are still very nervous as she is not out of the woods yet. We worry about infection - particularly the hardware - which would need to be removed. We are PRAYING this doesn't happen.

Star still needs weekly visits from Dr. Morey, which have been $250 each!

The total bill for her stay at New Bolton Animal Hospital and transport of $3,000 was $26,188.16. We are ALMOST there, we have raised here, on paypal, Facebook, fundraisers, etc a total of $ $20,145. Leaving a remaining $6,043.15. So close!

Please consider a tax Deductible donation! Thank you everyone so much for all your continued support!
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Thank you all for donating towards Starlight's medical bills. Her journey has been long. Admitted to New Bolton on July 19th and Still there! We had thought she would be coming home yesterday, but unfortunately she may have another infection. Her medical and transport bills have surpassed $30,000 - we are almost there though! Just about another $7500 in medical bills & housing to raise. If you can find it in your hearts to donate even just another $5 it would mean the world to me! Please share and spread Star's story!
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$10,190 of $17,664 goal

Raised by 292 people in 5 months
Funds raised will benefit:
The Riley Farm Rescue
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Brooklyn, CT
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