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£350raised of £6,000 target by 7 supporters

    Weʼve raised £350 to help pay Figaro's Vet Fees

    Funded on Friday, 18th August 2017

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    Our beloved Figaro developed a very bad colic on 17/07/2017.
    We had our own vets attend him twice to examine and give pain relief but it got worse and we were given a few options:
    1. To leave him and hope he recovered on his own.
    2. Have him put to sleep as it was highly likely that once total pain relief wore off he would be in excruciating agony and die painfully or
    3. Get him to the equine hospital asap and into surgery to discover the problem and hopefully save him.

    Due to his age (22), he wasn't insured for this procedure so it was a big financial decision to make, as we were told this would cost in the region of £5-£7k.

    We rushed him to Bell equine hospital in Maidstone that night, where he was immediately operated on, he had a very severe twist in his Colon, however, the vet managed to untwist and he was optimistic for a full recovery.

    We left the hospital around 10 pm and came home. At 12.30am the vet called to tell me he came round from the operation but then collapsed again in recovery and sadly we lost him.

    He doesn't know why other than the whole process may just have been too much for him in the end,

    We knew the risk but couldn't just have him put to sleep without trying. We are all numb in shock due to the suddenness of it all.

    Any fundraising ideas/donations to cover these fees would be so very gratefully received and I would like to thank everyone for their help and support during this very difficult time.



    • Nicola Hiller1 year ago
      Nicola Hiller

      Nicola Hiller

      1 year ago

      Dear friends, We will be holding an auction to raise funds for figs vets fees on Wednesday 6th Sept 7.30 pm at The Cross Inn, Staplecross. I'll promote this more once brochure/flyer has been made. In the meantime, however, if anyone has anything they could donate for the auction (new items only or services please) I would be very very grateful, please PM me. Also would love to see as many faces there as possible, so please try and join us if you can. Xx

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    • Estelle Livesey

      Estelle Livesey

      Jul 26, 2017


    • Seri Puxty

      Seri Puxty

      Jul 23, 2017

      Sleep tight big boy. Still have the videos and pics of us jumping together, he was a big confident booster. Will be missed by many xx


    • Scarlet Lady

      Scarlet Lady

      Jul 20, 2017

      In memory of my field companion x


    • Eleanor Stourton

      Eleanor Stourton

      Jul 20, 2017

      RIP Fig. Sleep well big guy xxx


    • Shivaun Woolfson

      Shivaun Woolfson

      Jul 20, 2017

      Such a big presence. Now sadly missed


    • Sharon Short

      Sharon Short

      Jul 20, 2017

      We were so sorry to hear the sad news about Figs. Both Paul and I have lovely memories of him xx


    • Naomi Rosling

      Naomi Rosling

      Jul 19, 2017

      Thinking of you all. Hope funraising goes well and that your happy memories of Fig help you through. Xxx


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