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Weʼre raising £6,000 to help pay Figaro's Vet Fees

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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.

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  • Nicola Hiller

    Nicola Hiller

    14 days ago

    Nicola Hiller

    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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