I recently found out about a 16 year old mare, abandoned four years ago. She managed to keep herself and two foals alive, though she would likely not have lived much longer. MOUNTAIN JUSTICE, a story of friendship, violence and the love of a horse. The hero in this short story is a stallion, named Czar. His life is much better than Bella’s has been.
All proceeds from the sale of “Mountain Justice” or the ten short story collection, “Long Stories Short” from now through 5/11/15 will be donated for Bella’s care and veterinary expenses. You get a story, she gets a better life. http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Justice-Karen-Black-ebook/dp/B00D5CENXA/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1430367436&sr=1-2&keywords=mountain+justice …
Bella was abandoned by her owner about 4 years ago at a cattle farm. She was turned out with a stallion and has had numerous foals, two of which are still with her and were still nursing at approximately 1 and 2 years of age. The two fillies are in better condition than Bella, though not in good shape. Feeding her two babies has depleted her body of important nutrients to be able to support herself.
She has not had vet or farrier work since being turned out four years ago. Her feet are in terrible shape and quite painful. It will take over a year for them to recover. She is severely malnourished. Bella has a long road to recovery but we are confident she can make a full recovery. We know that she is 16 years old, which is not old by any means this day in age. She has a lip tattoo, only partially legible, but it indicates that she is a registered thoroughbred. A GoFundMe account has been set up, asking for assistance with her care and treatment. The initial vet bill was $200.00 and there are many more to come. She still needs her teeth floated (filed) so she can eat better, vaccinations once she is healthy enough, and farrier visits every 4-6 weeks to get her feet back on track.
It will take a lot of story or book sales to reach $2500.00, which is estimated to be necessary for all of her needs, but with enough publicity, I think we can make a difference. Bella and I thank you for your consideration.