Double D came into our rescue program on January 09, 2015. Double D came from the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Division. Double D is a Beautiful, Gray, Draft Cross, Gelding. Double D is estimated to be 20 years of age. Double D is another case of an owner failing to provide veterinary care. Double D had squamous cell carcinoma of his eyelids and his penis. He had several large masses on his penis that were excised by our Veterinarian's Dr. Charlotte Kin and Dr. Amanda Wilson. We have treated the cancer with cryosurgery and implantation of chemotherapy slow release beads on his eyelids and penis, which have been a huge success. He has undergone two surgeries so far, and has one more to go through. Double D also has severe UV damage and hypersensitivity of his face. Double D is a sweetheart and loves attention. He has become fast friends with our other special boy Rudy. They both have spent a lot of time healing in the barn together. We will update as Double D improves. Please consider making a donation towards Double D's Rehabilitation.
Update January 2, 2016 It's hard to believe today marks the 1 year Anniversary of Rudy's journey to our rescue from such an unbelievable chain of events that nearly left for him for dead. His remarkable will to survive truly touches all of our lives. Of course, we wanted to celebrate his anniversary, along with his best friend Double D, in style. We decided to take them for a little play time while our wonderful Photographer, A'Lissa DeVorss with Fat Cat Photography, and captured them at their finest. They started off so pretty and clean, they quickly turned themselves into a muddy messes and enjoyed some carrot cake! These two do everything in style!! Thank you all for supporting their journey and helping with their huge medical bills! We can't do this alone! Many more horses just like Rudy and Double D will come into our program. Together, we can save those who otherwise would be discarded, and provide them the future they have always longed for! I hope you all enjoy the photos, as much as we enjoyed taking them.
Update March 2016 It is with an extremely heavy heart that I announce the loss of our beloved Double D. As you know, Double D has been battling cancer for the last year. He went through 4 surgeries where we tried to get ahead of the squamous cell carcinoma of his eyelids and his penis sheath, where large masses were excised by our Veterinarians. Each time, they treated the cancer with cryosurgery and implantation of chemotherapy slow release beads. Sadly, each surgery only provided him a couple of months before the cancer returned. Over the course of the last month, the cancer spread rapidly and the growth rate was excessive. I could see a difference in personality and how the cancer had quickly taken a toll on him. I prayed there would be other options available. Upon examination, the cancer had grown larger than ever and he was struggling to urinate. As we waited with Double D while our wonderful Veterinarian reached out to see if there was another surgery option available, I could see that he didn't want to fight it any longer. He had grown tired and his eyes seem to beg me to let him go. We had run out of options! We lost the battle! My heart is broken and it leaves me feeling so many emotions. I'm angry, because despite all our best efforts, it wasn't enough. I'm angry, because his previous owners allowed him to live like that, no treatment, no surrendering him to get him help. Perhaps, if we could have gotten to Double D much sooner, maybe, just maybe, he would still be with us. Instead, I am left with a broken heart. His best friend, Rudy is left with a broken heart. It is never easy to say goodbye. Double D, please know that I fought so hard for you and loved you as my own. You will always have a special place in my heart. I know you are no longer suffering and you are complete again, cancer free, running in greener pastures. Rest In Peace my sweet boy! You will forever be missed.
1992 -- 2016
God looked around his pastures
And found an empty space.
He then looked upon this earth,
And saw your tired face.
It broke my heart to lose you,
But you did not go alone.
For part of me went with you,
The day God took you home.
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