Help for Matao the horse

On March 25th, to their horror, Mark and Suzanne discovered their horse Matao kneeling in pain on their property with a bloody, severely torn knee.

Mark is usually able to patch up his dogs, horses and chickens himself (to save on vet bills) but this injury was quite serious and has required the help of professionals. Initially, one suggestion from the vet was to put Matao down; however, the decision was made to try and save him. Matao is not just a horse, he’s a beloved family member. As you can imagine, this ordeal has resulted in an escalating vet bill that’s nearing $10,000. Matao seems to be staying strong but unfortunately his survival is still not certain. 

Mark is a sweet, gentle, generous man. He works hard for his family and his animals and doesn’t deserve a financial burden like this added to the anguish of a severely injured pet. Let’s help him, Suzanne and Matao out!  Any donations would be appreciation tremendously. Thank you for your support pals!


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  • Aaron Armstrong 
    • $20 
    • 35 mos
  • Dan Hansen 
    • $200 
    • 37 mos
  • Sherree Hill 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Linda Burbridge 
    • $100 
    • 38 mos
  • Dennis Burbridge 
    • $25 
    • 38 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Melissa Arendt 
Nevada City, CA
Mark Potampa 
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