Tuesday, April 14, 2020

"Friends of Freddie" Fundraiser

If you follow our Facebook page, you may have already seen that New Hope Horse Shelter is raising money for our feline friend Freddie.

With the uncertainty of everything going on around us at the moment, we’ve held off on this fundraiser for a bit. As a 501c3 non-profit organization, we get little to no income as it is, and have to rely on the generosity of sponsors, donations, and participation in our Horsemanship program. Since our Horsemanship program has been put on hold indefinitely in the interest of keeping everyone safe and healthy, the financial strain is beginning to show and vet bills wait for no one. That’s why we’ve decided to go ahead with Freddie’s fundraiser.

Freddie is one of the many feral cats we have live-trapped over the years. He was de-bugged, vaccinated, and neutered, and now he lives here with the twelve other cats that come and go from our heated garage. They love to go out into the trees (their jungle) to pretend they’re still wild, then come back to the garage for food, warmth, and safety.

Freddie is only about 3 years old. He has a fracture of the head of his femur that the vet says was probably caused from jumping down from a place that was too high up. He can walk but he doesn’t put his full weight on the leg due to pain. The good news is that the vet can perform an FHO, or femoral head ostectomy, which is a surgical procedure to restore pain-free mobility to Freddie’s damaged hip.

So far, his vet bill is already over $600, and the FHO will add close to another $800, so we are hoping to raise $1,400 for Freddie. Please help us relieve Freddie’s pain so he can live out the rest of his natural life as a pampered house kitty. Any small amount is appreciated!

If you'd like to contribute to the "Friends with Freddie" fund, you can click the donate button on the right side of this page, or you can go to our post on Facebook and use the donate link there.