Meet the 8th abandoned horse that has come into True Blue Animal Rescue in the last two months. We’re thankful that law enforcement calls us instead of sending them to auction but this many horses in a short amount of time is a challenge. We still need more foster homes and donations to help with their vet care, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Original Post (Jan 14): Captain just came into TBAR last week and after a week at the vet and a teeth floating he went to his foster home. As you can see he’s in good spirits and eating his alfalfa cube mash but he went down this morning and hasn’t been able to get up. He wants to get up but doesn’t have the strength because he’s so malnourished. Please pray for Captain to get up. We’ve done it before so let’s do it again! The power of prayer and healing is powerful!
Update January 15: We got him up, got him loaded and on the way to the vet. Yes, it’s sad that he was starved and abandoned but thanks to a lot of amazing rescuers this horse is up and on the way to the vet. There are a lot of great people in the world!
Update January 17: Melanie and Lauren spent all day with Captain today! We started feeding him a One n Only mash and going into the evening he started gaining some strength. He was up standing and walking around. He even gave Melanie a One n Only bath. He is not out of the woods yet so prayers are still needed!
Keep praying, Captain has refeeding syndrome http://www.starvinghorses.com/Refeedingsyndrome.html
This syndrome can be fatal but we all know that the power of prayer and the action of rescuers can beat the odds. If you can visit Captain at Brazos Valley Equine Hospital at 6999 Hwy 6 in Navasota, please do. Help feed him some One and Only mash (we left a bag of it there for him) and help him get up on his chest to eat (or find someone to help) They are busy there and might not be able to give him all the individual attention he needs so it’s up to us to make sure he’s getting food regularly and being pushed up on his chest and lifted to stand. The more we go the better his chances are. I’m going after work too. Comment here with a picture if you go see him
Updated January 17: Just got here to sit with Captain. He is resting. Vet said he does this after he eats to rest and digest, and then perks up. Amy and I will sit with him for a few hours. He is not out of the woods yet, but his fighting heart is still beating!! PRAY!!!!!! -Teresa
Updated January 17: Captain lost his battle the morning of January 18, 2017. He died knowing how much we all loved and cared about him. Thank you all for going to see him and for praying for him. The only thing wrong with him was that he had been starved. I pray that together we can end needless suffering like this for all animals and humans too. — at Brazos Valley Equine Hospital.
CALLING ALL HORSE FOSTER HOMES! We have more stray horses that need our help. Here are two of them that will be ready soon but there are more. We asked people not to let them starve to death and not to send them to slaughter so now they’re being turned out or turned over to us. This is our chance to make a difference and start the wave of change. Let’s change the cycle of sending horses to slaughter or leaving them to die. If you can foster or would like to adopt a horse, please email email@example.com or call 936-878-2349. We need you now more than ever!
Puppies, puppies and MORE puppies. This is 6 of 19 puppies that were dumped on the side of the road in a cardboard box. A kind hearted couple took them home and is feeding them but can’t manage for long. 8 are cleaned up and in foster homes but there are still 11 that need help. If you can temporarily foster a few puppies email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. Once they’re cleaned up and vaccinated we’ll find them homes. If they don’t find homes in Texas we’ll find them placements out of state. They’re adorable so they’ll go fast!
All vet care, including spay / neuter when they’re old enough will be paid for by True Blue Animal Rescue. Please donate to this fund on our facebook page or website.
Warning: Post contains graphic images that may be upsetting to viewers.
September 28, 2016
Heartbreaking news about Miracle. While we’re sad that he’s no longer with us we’re glad he is no longer in pain and suffering. Sometimes our roll in rescue is to love them and let them go.
From Melanie DeAeth:
It is with the greatest sadness that I’m letting you know that Miracle lost his battle today. With the leg injury the way it was he had to have time lying down to rest but every time he’d lie down the wounds on his side got worse. They went from raw, brush burn type injuries to full blown ulcers going down to the bone. When we started seeing the joint moving inside the wound and the ribs exposed on his side we knew we were nearing the end of the battle. We helped Miracle get up one more time with the sling and were hopeful when he stood but after evaluating the injuries and the progression of the wounds we knew that we would only torture this boy if we let him lie down one more time and it was torture for him not to be able to lie down and relieve the pain in his leg. We could have left him in a sling but doing that puts pressure on the wounds on his side too. So, with heavy heart I’m letting you know that Miracle, the special boy we have been praying for, enjoyed a great big meal of alfalfa and all the grain he could gobble. During that time he forgot about the pain and enjoyed life. I’m thankful we were able to give him that. I also know that our prayers were heard because this boy was riddled with pain but every time we prayed and asked him to stand and fight he did. He heard our prayers. I have always believed in prayer but now I believe even more and I know first hand how strong the power of prayer is. Thank you for your prayers, for your support and for your donations. Thanks to all of you Miracle left this earth knowing love with a full belly and a heart full of our prayers. Rescue networking works! Never give up!
September 22, 2016
This is Miracle, the horse that was rescued on Sunday, September 18, 2016. He was dehydrated and near death when a rescuer saw him and posted a plea on Facebook. After hundreds of shares and comments another rescuer showed up with a trailer and loaded him up and drove him to a vet on an emergency call. When I first spoke to the vet he wasn’t feeling very optimistic. Miracle was flat out and would not get up off his side. Dr. Joe from Brazos Valley Equine Hospital was preparing us for the worst but hoping for the best. Our response was to go back to the amazing group of people who joined forces to save him and ask for prayers. Hundreds of rescuers prayed that night and then, to our great relief, we were told that he was up on Monday morning! Miracle is still in the vet as of today and the bill is already up to $2000. He has infections from the back leg wounds and abrasions down is side and on his face. The eye on the side with wounds is being treated but the other eye is bright and alert.
He went back down on Wednesday, September 21 and back on IV fluids but recovered and got back up later that same day.
This is a story of how rescue networking saves lives. If not for the people who responded, he would have died where he lie. Please join us in prayer for full recovery for this sweet horse.
If you’d like to donate to help us pay his vet bill. Use the paypal link on True Blue Animal Rescue’s Facebook page or go to www.t-bar.org and use the paypal link there. If you’d prefer to send a donation in the mail send checks to True Blue Animal Rescue, PO Box 1107, Brenham, TX 77833
Thanks to those who have donated! We’ve gotten $275 donated so far.
September 21, 2016
Here is Miracle today, Day 4. The side that he was dragged on has horrible wounds all over it as does the side of his face. The wound on his leg cut through his flesh all the way around and stopped circulation. That’s coming back but the skin will slough off as it heals. He’s a young horse, extremely emaciated and completely defeated. He has probably not had many kind interactions with humans nor experienced much joy in life. He has every reason to give up. He gave up the first night and again today. The vet said he just quit and lied down. They put him in a sling but he just hung there, defeated. That was when I asked you all for prayer. A couple of hours after we all began praying Miracle got back up! The vet said he was surprised. He didn’t expect him to get up. Then, our healing prayers gave him hope and he got up. I’m praying that he’ll keep fighting so we can show him love and joy and give him the good life he deserves. Keep praying! It’s working!
September 21, 2016
He’s back up again!
September 21, 2016
Calling all prayer warriors! Miracle is back down again! He’s getting fluids but not wanting to stand. We need everyone’s prayers and healing to help him regain his strength and will to live so he’ll get back up!
From Liz Keels on September 19, 2016:
He’s improving. Standing most of day on three legs. One leg is very swollen and needs some more TLC. Ulcer on right eye being treated (eye on the ground for extended period of time). Also, eating very well.
TBAR response September 18, 2016
We have been asked to help this horse. He is currently at Brazos Equine Vet Hospital and he his not getting up. He has had two bags of fluids and antibiotics and he’s not getting up. We need all prayer warriors to share and pray for this horse. Pray and send healing!
Original post from Liz Keels on September 18, 2016:
The Acres Homes horse that I assisted with is safe at the Brazos Valley Equine Specialist in Navasota. He was saved today by two bad ass woman! I couldn’t be there to witness him getting out but I am in awe of their determination! I’m glad I was at the right place at the right time and followed that dog home yesterday evening when my better judgment told me to keep driving… NEVER ?.
The sores are from laying down in pain for hours and thrashing. I don’t know anything about horses so I am grateful for my best friend for heeding my 911 call yesterday. She also plans to help the finder learn all about horses, what to look for and how to help in his neighborhood.
Thank you everyone for your concern, shares, prayers!! Keep them coming!
Look who learned that a halter won’t hurt you him week? He followed Mama into the stall and then got surprised when Colton and Whitney got a halter on him. He was giving to pressure by the end of the lesson. Love this cute little guy!
Please Welcome True Blue Animal Rescue’s newest intake. We named him Hitch because he was tied to a bumper hitch when we picked him up. He had no pasture turn out or shelter so he lived his life tied up. We would like to thank Deputy Wegner or Washington Co Sheriff’s Dept for calling us to pick him up when his owner decided that the best thing was to turn him over to rescue. Hitch will be placed for adoption as soon as he gains some weight!
We all know there are stray dogs and cats in our communities but did you know there are also stray horses? These two horses are homeless and in need of a foster or adoptive home. They appear to be young. The darker one is soon to be gelded and the lighter one is a mare. They are both friendly and show great potential. True Blue Animal Rescue will cover the vet bills. All you need to provide is shelter, feed and love. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a foster home. Email email@example.com or call 936-878-2349.
Thank you to Bambi’s foster mom for helping this sweet girl get healthy! Foster homes make all the difference.
“This is a before and today picture of Bambi.. she was the pup we found in a ditch cold and scared. She has come a long way but still has a bit to go. She is the sweetest dog in the world doesn’t bark or jump on the kids or anybody for that matter. SHe loves to be inside in her chair . She is going to be an amazing pet.” – Foster Mom
Austin County Deputy Nathan Hale saw these horses starving and immediately pulled them and brought them to safety. They went to court and had them awarded to rescue to guarantee their safety. They are now in foster homes, gaining weight and getting vet and farrier care. We cannot thank Austin County enough for caring about animals and working toward putting an end to abuse and neglect in their county.