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 Help Save Francesca

Do you know how it is like to watch others eat … but no one comes to feed you? I do! My stomach was empty for so many days. I would wait listening to the others eat. What did I do wrong? Why do they always forget me?

My life wasn’t always bad. I had a loving family with kids that gave me lots of attention. But that happy life ended a year ago when my owners separated. I hear separations are never easy.

and I couldn’t imagine how much harder it is with kids and animals. I didn’t see the wife or kids and was left in the husband’s care. Once the wife found out the I was not being cared for like she was told, she contacted Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County and fought to get me to safety. The day she came to pick me up was a huge blessing. My hooves where so long and hurt so bad, that I could hardly walk.

IHRWC welcomed me with smiles and love. I was put in a stall with fresh shavings, clean water, and there was HAY! Everything was so clean for me and fresh! This was a blessing in itself because I was used to living in a foot-deep stall of my own poop. It was stuck to my body because I spent most of the day laying down to relieve my painful hooves. I was seen by the farrier the next day. He found an old nail at the toe where I had shoes on at one point that were never removed. I was hoping for instant relief but sadly there’s new pain with walking correctly. I guess it could take a couple of months for the nerves to heal.

The vet showed up right after the farrier (it was a busy day for me). My heart, lungs, eyes, and temperature were all good. My body score is a 2 (the scale is 1 being worst and 9 obese) and need to gain around 300 pounds to be at a healthy weight. My road to recovery I know will be long and very costly. I beg you to donate toward my care and the many other animals at IHRWC.

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I’m writing to you in this time of need because rescues like myself need your help to be able to have a second chance for a good life, in a home with a family that will give us the love and care we deserve. We are the lucky ones. There are so many others that don’t deserve to go down the difficult and deadly path because of someone else’s neglect or abuse to them. Just think of the tragic injuries and physical abuse these animals suffer through, being beaten or left to die without food or water in the blazing heat or freezing cold. You know how awful it is to be hot and thirsty.  It’s not something I’d wish for anyone. IHRWC steps up and rescues the unwanted that don’t deserve the pain, abandonment and loneliness. They exist to serve you and the animals you have trusted them with to provide hope, healing and recovery.  IHRWC vows to continue to make sacrifices so an animal in need will be able to have a safe haven.  If you can find it in your heart to sacrifice a little something and bless this organization you will be helping them. Please help us and send your gift today!  All of us rescue animals are counting on your support.

 

Thank you for your sincere kindness,

              Francesca

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Banshee and Volunteer
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One of our volunteers saying goodbye to Banshee before she goes to her new forever home!

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The volunteers are unloading a truck load of hay into the barn to feed the rescue animals.

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