Help Pay for Teddy the Rescued Horse's Emergency Surgery
Organized by: Tammy Ayres Holcombe
Teddy was saved from the "kill pen" in January, 2013 by Lori Gatelein Florschutz. He had been tagged for slaughter. Teddy was so very skinny and nervous, Lori just knew she had to save him. Fast forward to September, 2015 and Teddy is now a very happy, well fed and loved horse. He loves his family and his friends at the barn. At 10pm on Friday night September 11, 2015 Teddy was rushed to Penn Vet New Bolton Center for what Lori thought was a severe case of colic. He ended up in emergency surgery at midnight. Teddy had a lipoma, which by itself is not life threatening, it is a fatty benign tumor. However, Teddy's lipoma wrapped around his intestines and killed part of his intestines. He had to have the lipoma and part of his intestines removed in the emergency surgery. He came out of the surgery and has a long recovery ahead of him but is expected to completely recover which is the great news! Of course, Teddy's surgery was extremely expensive (right now around $13,000) and the Florschutz family just doesn't have that kind of money lying about. The Florschutz family consists of mom Lori, dad Karl and three adolescent/teenage children, one started college this year, as well as three rescued dogs, and rescued cats. As you can imagine money is very tight. Lori donates hours upon hours with rescue organizations and has been saving and rescuing animals since I have known her, which is a very, very long time. She volunteers her time and talents to many volunteer animal organizations, including Castaway Cats. If ever you need somewhere to turn for help with animals, Lori is always there. Please help Teddy and Lori out by donating whatever you can afford! Thank you!!!