All the horses and ponies are well this week. You may remember that Gloria, one of the goats who resides at the Sanctuary, last week somehow managed to get a 5″ a gash on her side; the vet was called out and cleaned the wound and gave Gloria stitches and antibiotics. We are pleased to report that Gloria’s wound has healed incredibly well and the vet is due on Monday to remove her stitches. Also last week, Bizzie had a bruised sole, which unfortunately has developed into an abcess. The farrier is treating Bizzie and has drilled a drainage hole in her hoof, and also Bizzis has a poultice to help with the drainage. Bizzie has appointments with the farrier and vet again this week and everyone wishes her a speedy recovery. Bizze is still being stabled-kept until the foot is healed and her dedicated companion Lady constantly stands by Bizzie’s stable with her head inside the stable door!!
Our fantastic Fix-It Team has made repairs to the field shelter next to the yard and as you can see from the photo our volunteer Gerry is putting the finishing touches so that it can be in use for the ponies this coming week.
We would like to thank Pets at Home in Melton Mowbray for their donation of £250 this week, and thank them for their continued support. Also a huge and special thank you to Accountant Steve Dungworth, who volunteers his time and professional skills and does an amazing job to get the books together ready for the Charity Commission, which were submitted this week.
Our volunteer Wendy held Pablo’s New and Nearly-new stall on its first outing of 2012 to Rearsby Lodge Riding Club show at Brooksby today and raised a fantastic £55. A big thank you to Liz Atkins and committee, and members for their support. Also a big thank you to Simon and Lyn at Long Clawson Shop for their continued support, and their collection tin which raised £12 (and thank you to Long Clawson villagers for their kind donations in the tin).
Have a good week.