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911 HELP Lil Man on his Road to Recovery
$500 raised
100% of $500 goal
9 contributors
4 Years running
Yesterday we received a call to pick up a 4-year-old, Quarter Horse gelding. When we arrived to pick him up, out walked this very frail gelding who was absolutely covered with thick rain rot over his entire body, ears, legs, etc. There was a white ...
Yesterday we received a call to pick up a 4-year-old, Quarter Horse gelding. When we arrived to pick him up, out walked this very frail, emaciated gelding who was absolutely covered with thick rain rot over his entire body, ears, legs, etc. There was a white film covering his back with some sort of medicated powder as an attempt to kill the rain rot. While we stood next to the trailer, Lil Man frantically pulled at the weeds below him to eat whatever was in sight. His eyes were full of desperation and then appreciation, as I leaned over and kissed him on his ever so soft nose. Bob opened the gate to the horse trailer and this little guy leaped into the trailer with absolutely no hesitation whatsoever. My heart broke as we left the other 29 horses behind that also needed our help.

We did receive an up to date coggins, dated 5-5-2013. In this picture he was showing some ribs, but was significantly healthier than he is today, just 2 months later.

He is in an extreme emaciated condition and will need lots of extra feedings with added nutrition to build his appetite and turn this starvation process around.

The sun just came out, so I will be heading out to spend the day with Lil Man to give him his first bath and first rain rot treatment.

He will need to be checked out by a vet and be seen by a farrier. He will require numerous, small feedings throughout the day and vigorous treatments for rain rot.

We could use your help to relieve the financial burden of such extra costs, as we work with a pretty tight budget each week in taking care of our crew.

Donations can be made through the fundraiser or they can be made directly to Wagon Wheel Feed at 352-799-8002.

Any donation BIG or small are ALL important in the rehabilitation of Lil Man and are greatly appreciated.

Updates of his condition will be posted weekly, as you see the transformation right before your very eyes.

Thank you for your support, it means the world to these animals!!!


Dinelle Ashcraft

10370 Snowbird Avenue
Weeki Wachee, Florida, 34614
352-596-3104
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