It was a hard day, so very hard, we rescued so many horses that needed the Last Act of Kindness that it left our heart’s aching. If we had not saved them, they would have continued down the slaughter pipeline to a horribly brutal and painful ending.
We know it was the right thing to do, we know we had to save them and change the world for them even if it was for a short time. Just being there with them until the very end and showing them all the love we could. Out of the 23 horses that we rescued last night we had to say goodbye to ten of them today. The veterinarian said it was the right thing to do, even though it was a very hard thing to do.
It is heartbreaking, but for those of you who saw our auction receipt in an earlier post, we couldn’t say no to those horses that were selling to the kill buyers for $10-$60. We couldn’t turn a blind eye to them and pretend that they never existed. Their owners should have been the ones responsible for them and never dumped them at the auction when they were old and broken.
We stepped up to the plate for them and showed them that all their years of service to mankind, and giving pony rides to kids, was not in vain, somebody cared for them in the very end. That somebody was us and you helped make that possible. The pony in the photos was one we saved from the auction for a mere $10. She was extremely crippled and was in a lot of pain. Sometimes it’s not the amount of time you love that matters, it’s the amount of love you give in the time you have. This poor baby shook as she walked, the pain was unbearable, as she felt the medication easing her pain, it was as though she finally had found the love she needed before she drifted to sleep. Then the pain was gone and the nightmare was over. Photos: Kisa Kavass Designs
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