Help us save Bentley!
$2,170 raised
33% of $6.5k goal
24 contributors
39 Weeks running

Dear FHF Family,

Many of you have reached out over the past few weeks about our sweet pony, Bentley, and are aware we came very close to losing him. Bentley has given so much to our riders, young horses, FHF and the FHF Foundation's programs over the years. Bentley's resume includes trusted lesson pony, friend to Saint Mary's Home for Children clients, birthday party guest, faithful first horse show hand holder extraordinaire, fierce Lendon's Youth Dressage Festivals competitor, blue ribbon winning 4-H horse and frankly, been the star of the show at summer camp.  For these reasons, and more, Pam has taken extraordinary measures to help Mr. Bentley when he needed her most. 

In late October Bentley suffered a choke and developed a severe case of pneumonia.  Upon veterinary treatment, a benign mass was found.  We have no way of determining if it was the cause of the choke or the result of the choke.  After much veterinary work done at FHF, he had to be shipped to Tufts to be treated as his condition continued to decline as he struggled to breathe.  He came home days later with an open tracheotomy, needing around the clock care and medication administration. Pam has done absolutely everything she could for him, but he is not out of the water yet.  After returning to Tufts yesterday, the experts said while his condition has not worsened, he has not improved as much as they had hoped.  They have placed him on a new medication with hopes of a brighter outcome.

As you can imagine, these treatments and procedures have been a financial burden to Pam and the FHF Foundation heading into winter.  Many of you have reached out to ask how you can help.  We have set up a donation fund for Bentley's care.  Any donations will be put directly to the costs incurred for Bentley's treatment and future medical care.  The FHF staff continue to keep our gem, Bentley, healthy and happy. Thank you for caring about our boy!

Warmest Regards,

Team Bentley

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