Four Rescued Thoroughbreds!

$2,825 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 67 people in 25 months
On Friday, March 13, 2015, Spring Hill Horse Rescue took in 4 malnourished thoroughbreds, voluntarily relinquished during the course of an animal cruelty investigation conducted by our Humane Agents and Vermont State Police. These horses are all malnourished, suffer from parasites, and they have terrible skin infections.

In Spring Hill's care, they will receive nutritional support, with a careful diet designed so that safely put back on weight. They will receive all of the veterinary care they need - including treatment for painful ulcers on their skin from untreated infections, worms, and likely gastric ulcers, caused from starvation. We estimate the costs for their first two months in rehabilitation will be several thousand dollars.

 We know you care about animals just as much as we do; and we, and the hundreds of horses we have rescued and rehabiliated, It takes a community to save these animals, and we have you to thank for your kind support of the many gentle spirits who have come through our barn doors. Please help us bring 4 more back to their former majestic selves! Thank you!
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Update 3
Posted by Deb Loring
25 months ago
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We're almost half way to our goal! Thank you to our supporters. The horses had their first vet visit last week, and three of them had their teeth floated. They are all warm in their blankets, and have been eating very well.

Our little Kate, the tiny Morgan filly we rescued last November, is pretty suspicious of these new horses! Kate, who was so shy; now has the confidence to "guard" her hay from these new horses in her herd! We thinks it's quite funny. They just look at her strangely and move to the other pile of hay. They know there's enough to go around! But poor Kate, she still worries about her hay.
Kate, Morgan Filly at rescue Oct-2014
Kate, two months after rescue, Dec-2014
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Update 2
Posted by Deb Loring
25 months ago
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Please share and help, even a $5 donation feeds a horse for 1 day! Our four rescued thoroughbreds face months of rehabilitation, and we now have a total of 23 horses at our farm, so we could really use your help!

We can't investigate animal cruelty complaints, or provide a safe haven to abused and neglected animals without your help. You keep our barn doors open and the hay plentiful for the abused and neglected animals we take in. So please consider a donation!

Jack Thurston of WPTZ/NECN came down today to cover this story. Thanks Jack for spending a cold, wet day out on the farm with us!

http://www.wptz.com/news/Hungry-and-cold-horses-suffered-rescue-group-says/31852654
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Update 1
Posted by Deb Loring
25 months ago
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WPTZ covered the story of our rescued thoroughbreds today. They had a vet visit, three of them had their teeth floated, and they are settling in comfortably.

We are researching their race records. Sadly, three of them together earned over $100,000 on the track. They deserve a dignified, kind retirement. They have taken the first step, at our rescue.

http://www.wptz.com/news/malnourished-horses-removed-from-stable-in-cruelty-investigation/31833114
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$2,825 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 67 people in 25 months
Created March 13, 2015
JU
$20
Jenniferq Usher
20 months ago (Monthly Donation)
MN
$100
Marie Nagode
21 months ago

This organization is so important to my brother and his wife who own Follow My Lead in St. Johnsbury, VT. Please continue your good work to help these animals who cannot help themselves!

JU
$20
Jenniferq Usher
21 months ago (Monthly Donation)
MF
$50
Monica and Tony Freson
21 months ago

In memory of Laurie Nolan, Mother of horse lovers, Brenna and Ali.

JU
$20
Jenniferq Usher
22 months ago (Monthly Donation)
JU
$20
Jenniferq Usher
23 months ago (Monthly Donation)
JU
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Jenniferq Usher
24 months ago (Monthly Donation)
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Linda Shatney
25 months ago
$20
Anonymous
25 months ago
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$50
Susan Nussbaum
25 months ago

Thanks for helping these sweet horses.

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