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Minutes Away From Euthanasia, TPR is Able to Help

Many racehorse owners can’t or won’t rehabilitate injured horses.  The gifts from donors make helping horses like That’s What I Mint possible.
Many racehorse owners can’t or won’t rehabilitate injured horses. The gifts from donors make helping horses like That’s What I Mint possible.

A frantic call had been made to TPR making a plea for the life of two year old Thoroughbred filly, That’s What I Mint. “In this case, we were able to say YES! We can help her,” said Kimberly Clark, Executive Director of TPR. Without the extraordinary support of our donors who contributed to our 2013 end of year fundraising campaign, we never could have said yes.

Mint had never even raced and now had a slightly displaced slab fracture. The prognosis was very good, with surgery and time to heal. Her breeder/owner could not afford to rehabilitate her so the decision was made to euthanize her. Fortunately Mint had friends, who contacted TPR. Thanks to our donors, we had the funding to provide Mint with the care she so desperately needed.

With their support, Mint was able to receive the required surgery to repair a displaced slab fracture. Mint received that much-needed surgery from Spurlock Equine who performed the surgery at cost, donating their incredible expertise to repair her displaced slab fracture. Her rest and recovery time on one of our foster farms was made possible by funding received from The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

These days Mint is sound and sassy. She was moved to Leighton Farm to begin retraining and then, as in all great stories, there is a happy ending. She found her forever home with the Cooks, where she will be loved as a member of their family and enjoy a forever home. The children spend time with her every day when they get home for school and William, their father works with Mint each day to build trust and develop her into a riding horse, “I am happy to give her all the time she needs. “ says William.

Because of your support, Mint gets to live a happy and pain free life in a loving home.

At only two years old, That’s What I Mint was minutes away from being humanely euthanized.  TPR was able to step in and get  her the much needed care she needed.  Today, because of you, Mint is a happy, healthy three year old.
At only two years old, That’s What I Mint was minutes away from being humanely euthanized. TPR was able to step in and get her the much needed care she needed. Today, because of you, Mint is a happy, healthy three year old.

 

Horses like Mint are what makes your support of Thoroughbred Placement Resources work so special.

 

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