AMHERST, NH (March 11, 2020) – Teaspoon the disabled, rescue mini horse is adjusting to her new life on wheels. Teaspoon is only 5 months old and already she has beat incredible odds. After she was bitten by a poisonous snake on the back of her hoof, Teaspoon was left disabled. Her back leg became necrotic and the only way to save her life was to amputate (a surgery that’s unheard of in the equine world). Her owners knew they would be unable to care for her, and didn’t want to euthanize her, in their desperation they reached out to Panda Paws Rescue for help.
Amanda at Panda Paws immediately committed to saving Teaspoon’s life and to get her the medical care she so desperately needs. Knowing the challenge ahead, Amanda reached out to fellow rescue, Goats of Anarchy who specializes in the care of special needs goats and other farm animals. Together they coordinated the complicated trip to drive Teaspoon from Louisiana to her new home at GOA in New Jersey.
Walkin’ Pets, a pet mobility company heard the incredible story and offered their help as well. Building Teaspoon her own, full-support Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair, the first ever built for a horse! Using an existing wheelchair frame donated from Panda Paws, Walkin’ Pets added the front attachment, wheels and struts needed to convert the wheelchair into the full support cart she needed. Teaspoon took to her new wheelchair right away! With her amputation scheduled for later this week, Teaspoon’s wheelchair will help support her and keep her moving throughout her rehabilitation process until she’s ready for a prosthetic limb.
Panda Paws is dedicated to saving Teaspoon and will be covering all costs associated with her surgery, care and rehabilitation. Donations accepted through PayPal to Amanda@pandapawsrescue.org
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