CARE is a dog, cat, and horse rescue in Seneca SC. We rescue animals at risk of euthanasia, rehab them, and find them homes.
Indy is a 12 year old Paint mare who came to us this spring after her owner was diagnosed with a debilitating illness. She was completely untrained so we started her training and she was doing great. Just as we were ready to find her a home, she started showing signs of irritability indicating pain. Our vet started the search for what was wrong and found both orthopedic pain and eye pain. We have treated her hock pain and started her treatment for Immune Mediated Keratitis, an eye disorder that is very painful. She needs a second treatment however which costs $1100. We are hoping to raise this by Christmas so that she can go back to the vet school in January for the next treatment. She has a great prognosis with treatment.
Jafar is a 25 year old Arabian gelding we rescued last spring. He had a ruptured cornea that caused chronic pain, so we removed his eye. He also had overgrown hooves which we have treated. We had the funds donated for these two things but soon learned he also had severe dental disease. Our vet treated his dental disease but we continued to notice signs of a sinus infection. Further exam at the vet school revealed a fistula (hole) from his mouth to his sinus due to a broken tooth. This is in a hard to access location and his sinus surgery and dental surgery to repair this is estimated to cost $2000-2500.
We greatly appreciate any donations! In the event that less than the desired amount is raised, our vet will decide which horse needs which procedure more urgently and we will allot the funds to that. In the event more is raised than is needed, it will go towards paying for the care they have already received to replenish our funds allow rescue of more horses.