Some great news regarding Ambrosia – the air flow in her left lung is up to about 60%! This is up about 10% from the day before – isn’t that awesome? She is a very good example of what a positive and bright attitude can do (with a little help from us humans)! The Dr. says she’s amazing and we agree!
They want to do surgery on the other side tomorrow provided all goes well today. Without the surgery she won’t survive – we must move forward. And so we continue to ask for help to save Ambrosia’s life. I was made aware of a negative remark made by someone that we “beg for money” and “put out sob stories” to get donations. Well, you know what? We do beg for money! We are a non-profit organization that operates totally from donations made by others. Without asking for money, and sharing what happens with the money, we would cease to exist and I’ve had many tell me that would be very sad not just for the horses we help but for the humans that care about the horses, for our volunteers both here and afar, and supporters that believe in our mission. As for the stories we put out – we do share what we are doing with the money! People deserve to know where their money goes! And if a story happens to be a sad one, it is what it is. In some cases a sad story turns into a happy one – like Baby Girl’s. We’ve had many success stories and we are very proud of our accomplishments. And we don’t just ask for money – we work hard on applying for grants, holding fundraisers, etc.
We do take in cases that can be quite the challenge – we don’t go looking for them but they find us and I believe there is a reason. It’s our opinion here at BH that they ALL deserve a chance. I’m very proud and passionate about what we do and I’m also proud of our supporters that enable us to keep going – their passion and generosity keeps us alive. And for the horses that are available for adoption – we do not push our horses out the door. We wait until the right home comes along – our goal is the right forever home. Our come back rate is very low for that reason. However, last year we adopted out 36 horses. This year we’ll double that!
Regarding Ambrosia’s condition and her required surgeries, treatments, and follow-up needs – all of this is a learning experience for us here and I’ve received a few mails thanking us for sharing it. Yes, her needs are costly but we can’t, and won’t, ever put a value on life. If the horse is up for the fight for its life we do what we can. In some cases, we have to love the horse enough to help it cross. But the bottom line is that we do what is in the best interest of the horse.
We can’t do this alone – we need your help to save Ambrosia’s life as well as to continue to provide for horses in our care. So please share us, and our mission, with friends. Share us on Facebook. Share a link to our Daily Blog – https://bhfer.wordpress.com/. We need help finding good homes for the ones that are ready. There are many ways to help – carwashes, bake sales, matching corporate donations, raffles, yard sales, etc. No matter in what capacity you help us – we thank you!