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causing severe swelling up and down his hind leg. To make matters worse, he had been shot on the opposite side of the most damaged hoof and therefore had no choice but to bear his weight on a foot that by all indications, would not support him. It was as if his hoof was not even connected to his leg and it basically hung there and dragged as he attempted to walk, it was extremely disturbing to say the very least. How he was able to walk was a miracle in itself. The pain he must have had to endure was unconscionable. Having lived with excruciating pain myself, I understand the tole it takes on a body physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I was in awe of him and the simple fact that he hadn't gone completely out of his mind. I could see past his pain and his fear, and see the kindness that remained in his eyes that just seemed to scream...HELP ME!
In my many years of experience in working with horses and with animals in general, the eyes that can tell you a great deal about what the animal may be feeling and how to begin to approach them to begin the healing process. In Silver's eyes I saw warmth and he was not disconnected
If you would like to sponsor Silver or help us offset the cost of his hoof care and veterinary expenses please click on Silver's Recovery Fund from our main menu on the left hand side of the screen. Your help is so greatly appreciated. Thank you.
We had just gotten in from the barn, was about 9pm. Just as we sat down I saw a flash of lighting light up the sky so I quickly turned on the weather and saw a line of potentially severe storms heading this way, just hitting Buffalo at the time. The weather station said it would arrive in Andover in about 45 minutes. When we headed back out, the sky was still blue, still relatively light out, no rain and off to the barn we went-standard protocol over here when there is any chance of threatening weather.
We got everyone in and were just heading to the back of the barn to open the doors for Apache and Nickers when there was a blast of lightning and the whole back pasture went bright blue. I smelled something burning. Nickers came trotting in and I called for Apache, he is usually right by her side, but he was nowhere to be seen. Then I saw a large shadow in the grass and went running as the rain began to come down. I ran over to him and he looked dazed and confused. He was laying down and tried to get up and couldn't. I looked him over and saw no external signs of burns or injuries. He was almost acting as if he had colic, but the worst case I had ever seen. He finally got up and I was able to get him to the barn with Nickers at his side and immediately called my vet. By then the rain was coming down, it was hailing and the wind was so strong it began ripping the large doors off the barn, it was then that our largest out building came crashing over the large barn and took out all the front fencing and landed upside down in the center of the front yard. Just then the vet arrived and he came in as I was holding up Apache with all my strength and he finally became too heavy and had to lay down. It was a guess but it seems he had not been hit directly but was close enough to cause him to panic and possibly close enough to cause some other internal injuries, and he had an immediate onset of what is similar to death by worse case scenario colic-resulting in death. He was in excruciating pain and the pain meds were not even able to help him. I had to make the very difficult decision to put him to rest as there was nothing any of us could do. Not even surgery at almost $10,000 could have saved him and my vet felt it best to let him die peacefully and free him of the pain he was in. He tried so hard, even through all that pain to nuzzle me and lick me. He had tears in his eyes and they fell against my chest as I held him and whispered over and over how much he was loved. Nickers, his 15 year life companion, was by his side and nuzzling his nose and I held his head in my arms. We let all the horses in the main area of the barn to be around and we all were around him until the very last beat of his heart. Was so sad to see Nickers nuzzling him and after he passed she stayed by his side as I held his head and after about an hour she left for a moment to go out into the pasture and whinny and whinny, her little heart was broke. It was just awful. I haven't slept yet. I spent all but 2 hours out in the barn with Nicky since Apache's passing. Now we wait for the phone call for them to come pick up his body and I can't bear to watch. My big gentle giant is gone and we are truly going to miss such an incredible animal. He was amazing and he saved Nickers life. It seems he was put here to get her through the abuse she had endured and once she was healthy and happy and well on her way to recovery in a place of love, he was taken away. Clearly this huge gentle soul was needed elsewhere, his job here on Earth now complete. He was a hero, breathtakingly beautiful, kind and loving, and he will never be forgotten.
Elisa & Family
Silver Needs Your Help!
Please help by becoming Silver's Sponsor or donating to Silver's Recovery Fund by clicking on our Donation link and indicating that you would like to help Silver. Thank you!
(100% of all donations will go directly to helping with Silver's veterinary care and recovery process.)
Duffee is finally able to come outside. First he rolls and he rolls some more, pops right up and off he runs to greet his friends. What a happy little horse!
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Can anyone take in a 20 lb orange tabby? He is INDOOR ONLY, neutered, declawed and VERY SWEET. His name is Jake and he needs a loving home ASAP!
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Please note: Blindy & Moon are in the process of being adopted. Requests have been made to adopt Babe and Princess, their adoption is pending.
Lady is a beautiful, solid bodied bay mini mare and has had some training in the past. Sunny is very kind and quite pretty. If possible, I prefer that she is adopted with her yearling filly Nena (which she will no doubt mature to be a very pretty mare). The handsome, soon to be gelded, Dufee, requires special care and I would love to find him his perfect forever home as well. Should you be interested in adopting any of these wonderful minis or would like to meet any of the other minis or horses currently residing at Northwoods Rescue please contact us to set up an appointment. You may call 612.886.6986 or send an email to email@example.com.
The America's Got Talent Northwoods Rescue Fundring Event was a HUGE success! A full house, was a long night but we had fun! Many thanks to everyone who came out to see the living taping and raise money for Northwoods Animal Rescue Sanctuary! You guys are THE BEST!!! XOXOXOWatch your local television listings as these 2 episodes are schedule to air this summer! See you on TV! :)
February 16, 2011In exchange for our participation, On Care Audiences will donate money to our organization. See our home page for more details.
Two weeks ago we relocated Butterscotch Swirl "Peaches" to what we hoped would be her new loving forever home and we are so happy to report that she has been adopted! Peaches is currently recovering from double eye infections that went untreated and are now being given the medical attention and care required. Peaches was not born blind. We understand that she was kicked in the head as a foal, causing her blindness and most likely she will need continuous eye care throughout her life. Her new family are in the process of building her a special paddock complete with bumpers and expressed falling in love with this beautiful and kind little girl the moment she arrived. Peaches has suffered unnecessarily in the past and we are so happy she has now found a home where she is getting the care and love she needs. We will keep you posted with updates.
If you can help out with our Northwoods Rehabilitation/Veterinary Care Fund please contact us or go directly to our Donate link. Any amount is so greatly appreciated. 100% of all donations goes directly to the care of the rescue animal and is tax-deductible.
January 4, 2011THE SNOWY NICKERS "Somebody Loves Me" Charm IS NOW AVAILABLE!!! Charm Wraps helps save lives. Get your Snowy Nickers charm today! :)
See www.charmwraps.com, click on charms and scroll down to see the adorable Snowy Nickers charms!!! This little angel is wearing her new pretty pink halter-(was so nice to get her a new one and throw away all the bad memories of her old one..., so full of burrs). Choose from 4 finishes and each one reads "Somebody Loves Me" on the back & can be personalized. Also check out all their other wonderful creations-I love the hair wraps! Such a great way to show your support and help save lives.
Please make sure when you check out that you select Northwoods Animal Rescue Sanctuary as the rescue you wish Charm Wraps to donate to. Thank you all so much! :)
December 6, 2010Get your Northwoods Animal Rescue Sanctuary gift certificates today. Please contact us for more details. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
December 1, 2010RE: Thoroughbred Humane Case; Thanks to MHARF and a few other incredible people, the thoroughbreds and several other breeds of horses as well as other animals have found temporary homes. We will update you more as soon as more information becomes available.
November 26, 2010Is in dire need of foster homes!!! Please contact us on how you can help.
SPONSORS NEEDED! Please contact us should you be interested in sponsoring one of our Northwoods Rehabilitation Animals. Most are in need of longer term hoof care, special medications & dietary needs. We can't do it alone and we need your help. Thank you so much for your support. Together we save lives!
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