On the night of Saturday, 20th October 2018, Laddie was sleeping peacefully in his paddock. Laddie is a beautiful and gentle 7-year-old warmblood. The paddock is where he sleeps every night - a safe and quite place in Pullenvale, Queensland. The peace was interrupted on Saturday night by a loud bang, when a car crashed through the fence. The impact was so hard that the car pushed the fence into Laddie’s chest, tearing muscle from the bone. He needed urgent help and care. Unfortunately, the driver decided to care about removing the evidence, but not about Laddie and took off into the dark night, leaving Laddie to his destiny, bleeding profusely, traumatised and in shock from the pain for hours.
Laddie was broken in by Felisa, who has owned him since he was 18 months old. She has been riding for over 15 years and is passionate about horses. Felisa has a very special bond with Laddie and radiates pure joy and happiness when she is with him.
This loving and loved horse was left badly injured in its paddock on Saturday. Laddie was found on Sunday morning after hours of suffering. An emergency operation followed. Laddie is a fighter, and many people are looking after him. But the injuries are severe and the vet bills are going up and up. It will be a long recovery that could take months. As the driver decided to take off, Felisa is left alone with all the bills.
She already works 4 nights a week in addition to her full time office job and is at breaking point. Family and friends have offered their help but it won’t be enough to cover all the bills. This is why we are asking for your help to save Laddie. Any donation will be highly appreciated. Your donation will make a difference and will give Laddie a better chance of recovery.