When Honey came to H.O.P.E. Acres, she was emaciated and suffering from an infected barbed wire wound in her hind leg. The wound would almost cost her life and require multiple procedures to treat.
Honey in February, 2017.
Honey in 2018.
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 embedded deep in her flesh. Presumably, Honey's original owner had used the rubber bands to help bandage her wound but never took them off. Once the rubber bands were extracted from her leg, 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 horses like Honey who, having suffered severe neglect or tragedy, come to H.O.P.E. requiring extensive medical treatment. Emergency veterinary costs can quickly take a toll on us as we typically care for 15-20 horses on the farm at any given time. Honey's procedures alone cost about $8000. Contributions to Honey's Fund will ensure that we have a reserve set aside to help future horses with extraordinary needs.
Since its formation, Honey's Fund has paid for Caroline's Cyclosporine implants, Chance's sinus procedures and molar extraction, Solomon's molar extraction, and Callie's dental surgery.
Chance after getting his sinuses flushed, January 2019.
Chance in May, 2020.
Callie after her eye removal, March 2021.
Callie after one of her dental procedures in May, 2021.
Callie after one of several dental procedures in May, 2021.
If you would like to contribute to this fund, when you make your donation please specify "Honey's Fund" so that we can appropriately allocate your gift. Thank you for supporting our mission! 100% of your donation will be designated for Honey's Fund and will provide emergency medical treatment to future rescues who require life-saving medical intervention.