At our last euthanasia clinic, one of our previous adoptee's Bud was brought in. His health was failing and his quality of life was fading fast. His adoptive family made the tough decision to say goodbye. After Bud's passing, his family wrote us this message:
"Thank you Norcal for rescuing our Bud so that he could become the best friend of a little girl. You found him beaten down, head hung low, and starving. A little love and care and he is the best friend a little girl could every have, he gained his pride back and held his beautiful head high knowing that he was loved. Today we said good by. I want to thank you for providing a way for him go go peacefuly, that last thing he heard was the voice of someone he loved. We are resting in the comfort that the ending of his love was full of love because of what you do."
Many of you may remember Bud by his rescue story. In memory of Bud, we are re-running his rescue story. May he rest in peace.
Bud's Rescue Story
Bud was rescued from a livestock auction in June of 2008. It was scary for him as he is blind in one eye and he was very weak.He definitely needed to gain some weight.
A young girl who was volunteering at the rescue fell madly in love with him and adopted him. We had named him Dakota Boy, but she called him her "Buddy" so now he is known as Bud.
After a few months, Bud started looking like a different horse. His ribs disappeared, his coat was getting shiny, he was happy now with his girl to love on him.
Soon they were off riding all over together.
Once he was fully recovered they started doing 4H events.
It's amazing seeing him in the middle, so beautiful and filled out. It's hard to believe he is the same old, bedraggled Thoroughbred that came off the auction.