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.
Samson is a kind and gentle giant, and he is recovering well, as can be seen from his "before" shelter photo, but still has a way to go. He has 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) large sums in weekly care and also hospitalization. If you know of anyone who loves animals and horses, and would appreciate good tax deductions, please tell them about Samson's plight. For now 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 recovery.
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 ultimately surgery will be needed.
To help Samson, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (also our Paypal donation/sponsorship email address)
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