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My name is Samson-URGENT!

Draft for adoption in West Los Angeles, California - Samson-URGENT
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The Nature Network, Inc.

Facts about Samson-URGENT

  • Breed: Draft
  • Color: Chestnut/Sorrel
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large
  • Sex: Male
SAMSON NEEDS URGENT LIFE-SAVING SPECIALIZED HERNIA SURGERY. WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING SPONSORS INTO OUR SPONSORSHIP/ADOPTION PROGRAM, FOR THE HORSES WE HAVE RESCUED WHICH ARE UNRIDEABLE OR UNADOPTABLE LIKE SAMSON. SPONSORSHIP INCLUDES UPDATES ON YOUR HORSE ORPHAN. Please contact us for more details about our sponsorship/adoption program.

Samson is a purebred Belgian Draft Horse who was rescued on his last day from a Los Angeles County animal shelter. He was confiscated by Animal Control, together with his herd buddies, who were all victims of starvation and neglect. Additionally Samson was clearly abused and mistreated, as he is very shy and has trust issues as well.

Samson is a kind and gentle giant, and he is recovering, as can be seen from his shelter photo, but still has a long way to go. Recently he had a two-week $5400 hospital stay and expensive emergency vet calls for sand colic which resulted in nefro-splenic displacement/entrapment. He recovered well but it was a very close call from eating dirt and sand when he was starving to death. However the resulting hernia on his belly now threatens his life.

We are deeply grateful for any donations to pay for Samson's overwhelming vet bills and his upcoming $10,000 hernia surgery. We can provide names of the veterinary practices to which we will owe (and currently owe) these large sums. If you know of anyone who would appreciate very good tax deductions, please tell them about Samson's plight. He requires continued care and we are dealing with his ongoing weekly veterinary bandaging until his hernia surgery, which is the only thing left to tackle on his path to complete health again.

We would be grateful for donations/sponsorship to help not only with Samson's huge bills for his weekly veterinary treatment and care, but also for his special board (extra large corral and shelter), and big feed bills (over twice what an average horse eats and more now as he needs to gain back 200-300 pounds). We deeply appreciate any help you can give us with Samson, as he is a very worthy boy.

Samson's ongoing veterinary and care costs currently total over $1200 a month as our veterinarian is trying to heal his hernia with weekly bandaging and treatment--a further result of his malnutrition and starvation--but now it seems surgery will be needed to save Samson's life.

To help Samson, please contact: theanimalsleftbehind@socal.rr.com (also our Paypal donation/sponsorship email address)

About The Nature Network, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

The Nature Network, Inc., is a non profit 501c3 federal tax exempt organization, publicly supported and existing entirely with the generous help of animal loving people. We rescue dogs, cats, horses, other domestic pets, birds, and wildlife, some on their last day of life from Los Angeles area pounds, and we work with local wildlife rescue organizations to save wildlife and birds (injured or orphaned). We love animals very much, and feel there can never be enough help for all animals in need, or enough loving homes or enough birth control for the domestic ones.

We are currently seeking grants, donors and sponsors to purchase the animal sanctuary and education center we have found for the Nature Network in the Valley area of Los Angeles.

We are preparing to again produce and host a previously award winning television show about the rescue and protection of domestic and wild animals and preservation of natural habitats.

More information to come soon. Our website, www.thenaturenetwork.org is currently under re-design, and will be up and active soon.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Please become a sponsor for one of our special needs animals--dogs, cats, horses, and more, or please help support The Nature Network's rescue work with a tax deductible contribution. We will gladly and promptly provide you with a Nature Network Donation Receipt for your tax deductible donation, upon request. Our Paypal donation address is: theanimalsleftbehind@socal.rr.com In your Paypal Account, click on "personal", and then on "gift" to avoid fees.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our adoptable pets are boarded at kennels, veterinarians, foster homes and our friends' and family's homes. We sometimes also take part in Best Friends and Animal Planet adoption events. We recommend calling us to discuss your adoption needs. If it sounds like you would be happy and the pet would be happy, we can arrange for everyone to meet.
See our organization's info about our plans to purchase our dream animal sanctuary and humane education center---but not without your help.

Our Adoption Process...

After speaking by telephone, and coming to see our pet (if qualified), we will visit your home. If qualified, we bring our pet for a two week trial period with an application and contract. The adoption donation for dogs is $200-$350, and a $50-$150 adoption donation for cats and other small pets.