**CLICK UPDATE ABOVE TO READ MORE ABOUT ZACK'S HOMECOMING**
This lovable gentle giant is currently at Cornell University Hospital for Animals in Ithaca, New York, receiving treatment for two serious conditions: Canker in his feet and hind end weakness. When he returns home, his aftercare will need to remain aggressive in terms of treatment, supplies and medications, in addition to the necessary supplements that he must receive daily.
Please read more of his story below. We hope after you learn more of the details that you will consider helping with his life-saving treatment and aftercare by making a tax-deductible contribution to Equine Advocates today!
Our goal is to raise $17,000
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Zack is a Belgian Draft Horse who was seized by police during a cruelty raid in 2017. He was emaciated and found living in filth and squalor. In July 2018, we at Equine Advocates were contacted by one of the investigators on his case who asked us to admit him into our horse sanctuary in Chatham, New York.
Zack Develops Two Very Serious Health Issues!
About a year ago, Zack developed Canker in all four of his feet. Canker in horses is a serious disease that generally originates in the frog (sole) of the foot. If left untreated, it can spread to the adjacent sole, bars, and hoof wall. However, Zack then developed another major issue that was preventing us from effectively treating him – He began having trouble picking up his hind feet due to weakness in his hind end. As he was having a hard time picking up his feet, we were having difficulty treating his Canker.
Consequently, after much discussion with Zack’s regular veterinarian/podiatrist and our equine staff who care for him, we made the decision to send him to Cornell to try to figure out why he was having trouble with his hind end.
This hospital stay is providing Zack with his best chance for recovery and survival. Without this vital care and diagnostics, his prognosis would be grim and without much hope.
This horse has suffered a great deal in his life. We treat every horse who comes to this sanctuary equally, but some have suffered more than others. When Zack left for the hospital, all of us were in tears. He has touched our lives and our hearts. We want to do what we can to help him get through this.
Please Consider Helping Zack
When Zack comes home from Cornell, our dedicated equine staff at Equine Advocates will be tasked with maintaining the level of care that he has been receiving in the hospital. That will require debriding, cleaning, medicating and bandaging all four of his feet every day, in addition to preparing and administering his medications daily.
We are asking for your help toward his hospital stay, his follow-up veterinary visits and the medications, supplements and supplies, including lots of bandaging materials needed to continue his treatment.
We hope to raise $7,500. Any amount collected over that amount will go toward Zack’s subsequent veterinary and farrier care, medications, supplements and supplies that will be ongoing until the Canker is gone.
No amount is too small! Please consider helping Zack today. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Thank you for your consideration to help Zack and for taking the time to read this.