When Honey came to H.O.P.E. Acres in February 2017, she was severely emaciated from an infection that had set into a barbed wire wound in her hind leg. The wound would almost cost her life, and would require multiple procedures to treat.
With the assistance of our local veterinarian, Dr. Justin Miller (pictured with Honey below) of Charleston Equine Clinic and Orthopedic Specialist Dr. Caldwell, of Auburn University, this lovely mare went through four surgeries to remove proud flesh and a bone spur that had developed due to the trauma to her leg (see x-ray image below). During the latter procedure, the surgeon discovered a mass of rubber bands buried deep in her flesh. Presumably, Honey's original owner had used the rubber bands while bandaging her wound but failed to remove them, resulting in the flesh of Honey's leg growing over them. Once the rubber bands were removed, she was finally able to conquer her infection and, after months of care, blossomed into a beautiful and happy horse.
Our goal with Honey's Fund is to build a reserve for future horses who suffer severe neglect or tragedy requiring extensive medical treatment. As a non-profit entity, the monetary backing to support these rehabilitations can take a toll on us financially as we typically care for 15-20 horses on the farm at any given time. The money from Honey's Fund will allow us to take prompt action to provide medical treatment to those in need without the immediate necessity to first raise the funds.
If you would like to contribute to this fund, please click the donate button and specify "Honey's Fund" in a note so that we can appropriately allocate your gift. We thank you for your consideration, kindness, and support of our mission! 100% of your donation will be designated for Honey's Fund and will provide emergency medical treatment to future rescues who require medical intervention to save their lives as a result of abuse and neglect.