News update

Bubbles is home and being treated every two hours, we are still trying to save his eye.

Blues and Toos are back due to no fault of their own, they are looking great and hopefully will find a forever home soon.

We are moving location. The move will take weeks so bear with us. The new premises offer lots of potential to take the charity forward. Its extremely hard work at the moment with Amy and Shaun working till early hours of the morning each day. Once all the horses and everything has been moved from the old sites, Amy and Shaun will be moving in to the cottage on the farm. They will pay the cottage bills, rent, rates and all household bills themselves, this will not come out of Charity funds.  Being on site will be much better for the animals and we are hoping better for Amy and Shauns health.

Its a huge step for the charity, we have lots of plans to make the charity self sufficient in the future. Until then we will still be relying on public support and donations. If you can help no matter how small please go to our donations page to make your pledge.

Sainsburys support HSW

We wish to thank everyone who came and helped with bag packing New Years Eve, and all the staff and customers of Sainsbury’s, Upton, we raised a whopping £908.76 which will go straight off the outstanding vet bill, so thank you all very, very much.

Poorly Bubbles

Bubbs

 

 

 

 

 

December 27th we had to rush poor Bubbles into pony hospital at The Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital as he injured his eye. It seemed to be a minor injury at first so we started treatment with antibiotic eye cream, as we do as standard with any eye complaint, but as the day progressed it became clear that this was in fact a rather serious eye injury, so after a quick chat with the on call vet, we decided it was best to get him straight into the hospital for treatment.

The vet believes he has just had a bit of a violent rub on a rough bit of fence but it has sliced right through his eye ball to only 1 tiny layer away from his pupil and his eye is as close as it can be to rupturing, without actually being ruptured.

The lovely Fernando, who is the eye specialist was dragged in from home to have a good look at what can be done and due to where it is, the most awkward place possible, he has suggested trying eye drops throughout the night and if no better the next day or it does rupture he will have emergency surgery to remove the eye.

Mr Bubbles was much brighter the next night, although sadly only due to the amount of pain relief he is receiving, his lovely vet Fernando had a good look at his eye and found (in layman’s terms) that part of the cornea of his eye had turned to mush, so he removed that part and cleaned the whole eye ball up, but sadly, even with treatment every 30 minutes for 24 hours, the infection was worsening, so it does look like he will have the eye removed, unless we have some sort of miracle, it is a very expensive operation, but it needs doing ASAP in order to make sure Bubbles doesn’t suffer in pain any longer than necessary.

Many horses have eyes removed for one reason or another and learn to cope quite well, with his mask on at the minute he is turning his head looking for us with his right eye, but he will soon acclimatise to the change, as well as us getting into the habit of either approaching from his right or talking to him as we come from the left so he knows we are there.

So please keep everything crossed for poor Bubbles and of course, as always, if you can help towards his veterinary costs, we would appreciate it so much, you can call Leahurst direct to pay a contribution towards his bill or alternatively make a donation via PayPal: horsesensewirral@yahoo.com with a note to say for Bubbles please