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The Horse Ambulance Next door

Posted on December 16, 2015

The Sign On The Back Of The Horse Ambulance.

The Sign On The Back Of The Horse Ambulance.

I have wanted to cover this for some time now… I think it is absolutely fabulous. Next door, we have a small horse farm where among other things they do horse rehab work for the MSPCA. Roger, my neighbor, also does something amazing…. He drives an ambulance designed to be an emergency vehicle for horses. When they are too injured to walk they are strapped to a gurney and are then slid onto the floor of the emergency trailer that is “The Horse Ambulance.” Roger, has helped numerous horses getting them from dangerous situations and driving them to the animal hospital that will treat them.

The white slab horse "gurney."

The white slab horse “gurney.”

The horse ambulance is funded like the rest of the MSPCA programs by public donations. There are so many animals that rely on services like the horse ambulance, the more that we can all do to support it the better.

Roger and his horse ambulance.

Roger and his horse ambulance.

When you are damaged, and scared, and unable to get up the value of an ambulance is priceless. I learned that when I was five years old and hit by a car. I sustained massive injuries and it is amazing that I am still alive. So, I understand all too well how crucial the work Roger does happens to be to those who need his help. I have been there on the ground in pain and in need of immediate care. Knowing that other living things have a similar experience is very hard for me, but knowing Roger, is there when they need him makes me sleep better at night.

Inside the horse ambulance.

Inside the horse ambulance.

Roger, doesn’t just save horses. When I first arrived in Berlin, one of the first things I did was purchase goats. Turns out they were very sick. When one of them collapsed and I couldn’t reach my vet or the vet she recommended in her absence, I called Roger, in a state of agitation and horror with no idea what to do for my precious new sick baby goat. Roger, drove over and took us to the local farm animal hospital.  Today, Starry the goat is alive, well, healthy, and screaming at me that I should be feeding her rather than blogging, outside.

Sign On The Horse Ambulance

Sign On The Horse Ambulance

This fabulous program, doesn’t just save horses, it trains first responders to veterinary emergencies. To learn more about it and to find out how to donate to The Horse Ambulance, just check the website and give Roger a call for more information. And remember, this program runs on donations. The more donations, the more animals that get saved like my Starry, and like countless horses. And remember, in the end only kindness matters. T’is the season to be kind. This is a great cause worthy of support. I am proud to offer them support, and you will be too every time you think about the majestic animals they save.

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