Gypsy is a 14 year-old, 15.1HH, Paint mare. For many years the family that owned Gypsy used her for trail riding. When she began to develop eye infections her owners did not to have her properly treated by a veterinarian. An infection in one of her eyes, after going untreated for too long, spread to her other eye, and she became blind. Gypsy did maintain partial vision, about 10%, in her right eye and is able to see some light/dark.
After Gypsy lost her sight her owners no longer wanted her and an animal control officer was called in to take possession of her. The officer decided to keep her but Gypsy frequently ran into fences while in with another horse and a donkey, on several occasions acquiring wounds that caused her to need stitches. Unsure of what to do the animal control officer asked Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary to take Gypsy in, she would otherwise be left with no choice other than to put her down.
AGES had previously never had a blind horse, but did not want Gypsy to lose her life, especially over something that was not even her fault!
Your monthly gift as a sponsor to Gypsy will not only help provide her regular needs including feed, supplements, hay, farrier, and veterinary care but also with the eye ointments and pain medications she requires when she has flare-ups.
We thank you so much for your help, and so does Gypsy! Every sponsor will receive a welcome gift of a beautifully hand-sculpted model of Gypsy made by Elvenspun. Please indicate that you would like to sponsor Gypsy at the bottom of our donation page subscription form.
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