On August 12, 2012 Joyce and Nonie will be trailering Lucky to the prestigious equine hospital at Cornell University. Lucky will be at Cornell for 3-4 days during recovery. Dr. Jennifer Rawlinson will be performing this delicate surgery that requires and expertise in equine dentistry. Dr. Rawlinson is the chief of equine oral surgery at Cornell, and has given Lucky a "good to excellent" outcome from surgery. We are in hopes of raising the funds for surgery to give this mare a fighting chance. She has come so far with weight gain and trust in humans since she came to the rescue in 2010. The bone cyst is a large area in her jaw where the bone has weakened. As the cyst continues to grow without surgery, the cyst inside the bone will take over her entire jaw, which will lead to pain and more infection. When asked if this surgery was "necessary", and if we could just continue to feed Lucky the way we have for 2 years and treat with antibiotics, Dr. Rawlinson said, she needs this surgery to live. The cost of surgery at Cornell is $4000, and there is the cost of travel to drive Lucky to New York from Prentiss, Maine. We will have two post operative appointments associated with this surgery with Foxcroft Veterinary Services. Cornell University has gifted the rescue 15% of the surgery ($600), which would cost the rescue $3,400. Our goal is to raise $3,400 to save Lucky's life. With only 4 weeks until her surgery date, we are working diligently to raise the funds needed for Lucky's upcoming surgery. With upcoming fundraisers, and donations from those who would like to contribute we feel this goal is obtainable.
Lucky's medical condition requires surgery or euthanasia. We hope to raise enough funds to make it possible for Lucky to have this life saving surgery. Every donation matters, and with the help of many we feel hopeful that this goal will be obtainable. All donations are tax deductible on Federal taxes through our rescue's 501c3 public charity status. If you would like to donate to Lucky's surgery fund please use Lucky's Pay Pal donate bottom or mail donations to ...
Last Stop Horse Rescue
Lucky's surgery fund
938 Tar Ridge Road
Prentiss, Maine 04487
Lucky's Journey to find the answers.
Lucky at Foxcroft Veterinary Hospital
Lucky at Parrott Equine Clinic in Massachusetts where we met Dr Baratt, Equine Dental Specialist, for further evaluation.
Please go to the May 2012 News Letter link below for the update on Lucky.
Now we have our answers, and know what we have to do for Lucky. Lucky needs all our support. In two years she has come so far and we can not give up now. Her options are this life saving surgery at Cornell or euthanasia.
Our goal at Last Stop Horse Rescue is to raise the funds needed for this surgery by August 12th, 2012. We have four weeks to raise the funds before the surgery date.
Thank you to the following supporters who have donated to Lucky's surgery fund.
Marie Blanchard and Kris Harper
David and Michelle Doane
Jack and Jane Peters
Jan & David Pillote
Diane & Ray Clukey
Dot and Ken Pomeroy and Lenny Peters
Thank you to Nichole Booton who adopted Casper, Pepper, and Millie from Last Stop Horse Rescue and who made the video to help raise awareness of Lucky's upcoming surgery.
Jack and Jane Peters ..our brother and his wife who live in Georgia. Within minutes of knowing that we are determined to save Lucky, our brother's donation came to us through paypal. Thank you and we love you.
Gene Eslin ...who continues to donate the food Lucky lives on until her surgery.
Joanna Masellis from Sojourner Farms in Prentiss for volunteering to take care of the rescue during the week that we are gone.
Lacey Lee... your bake sale for Lucky was a wonderful way to bring in more donations for her surgery. Thank you for loving Lucky!
Becky Ash... Thank you for putting up flyers in town and sharing with so many websites of some larger companies. You are working hard.."for Lucky".
Parrott Equine Associates Massachusetts
Dr Robert Baratt Equine Dental Specialist, Salem Valley Veterinary Clinic, Connecticut
Dr Jennifer Rawlinson Chief of equine oral surgery
Cornell Hospital New York