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A Second Chance for Holly

Friday, March 24, 2017 11:00 am - By: AVMF News
Holly (Before)

Holly the horse was found starving and neglected in a field. After Animal Control was called, she was surrendered by her owner and brought to Wildcat Valley Animal Clinic in Indiana for rehabilitation.

Upon arriving, staff saw that Holly was near death. To keep her alive, veterinarians, staff, and volunteers from the community and local university came together to provide round the clock care to Holly. Thankfully, because of their dedication and donations made to the AVMF Veterinary Care Charitable Fund®, Holly’s health began to improve.

After three long weeks of care, she was finally able to rise on her own. She has continued to gain weight, her abrasions have almost healed, her ulcers are gone, and she is being well cared for as she continues on her road to recovery. According to her veterinarian, even when she was facing death, Holly has been nothing but gentle and loving. “Her happy spirit and calm demeanor were worth fighting for.”  

Holly (After 1 Week of Care)

The AVMF Veterinary Care Charitable Fund is a program created by the AVMF to provide veterinarians with a simple and effective way to offer charitable veterinary services to clients facing personal hardships, as well as a means to support animals rescued from abuse and neglect, like Holly. In addition, the AVMF also offers programs supporting animal welfare, education, research, and community service.

Donate to the AVMF today to help support the foundation’s mission to help veterinarians help animals.