The "Silent Ruler" Memorial Rescue Fund
"You Don't Throw a Whole Life Away Just Because it is Banged Up a Little"
For those that work in the realm of horse rescue, truer words have never been spoken. "Silent Ruler" came into our lives being banged up more than "just a little". Suffering a severe injury to his right fetlock in his final race in August 2017, he was left to suffer in unbelievable pain for many weeks by his trainer/owner who chose not to provide any medical care to his injury. By sheer luck our founder Dr. Papp happened to be in the same barn when someone came looking to take "Silent Ruler" after seeing his picture posted on a re-homing site. Seeing the immediate and life threatening distress he was in, Dr. Papp went to work immediately to stabilize him enough to be transported back to our farm.
Once there, it was determined that his injuries were so severe the only thing that could save his life was a joint fusion surgery called an "arthrodesis". This surgery is very technically challenging to perform and comes with a slew of possible complications at all stages of recovery. It is also very expensive. Seeing the fight and spirit in his eyes, we knew there was no debate to be had and we would get him the surgery. After undergoing a very successful surgery, he battled through some minor complications involving a skin infection over a screw that was inserted and also eventually having to have the bone plate used to stabilize his joint while it fused removed after it was found to be causing some discomfort. After many months in the hospital it appeared he was finally over all the issues and ready to head out to his forever home that was waiting for him with a paddock to call his own.
Then, one morning after being turned out in his paddock at the hospital like he had been for the past week, he suffered a freak accident that caused his leg to fracture. Seeing as there was nothing else that could be done, the painful decision was made to humanely euthanize him to prevent any possible further suffering. This news, when it came to us, was like a punch in the gut. How could a horse that had suffered through so much and fought so hard to make it succumb to such a freak thing? How is that fair? Why would it happen? These are all questions we will likely never get an answer to. This loss hit everyone at PARR especially hard, and it has taken time for us to recover from it. However, we all decided we were not going to let this stop what PARR does, and we all knew we had to memorialize "Ruler" and his fighting spirit in some way. So we are proud to announce that, in his honor and memory, this rescue fund has been created.
By donating to the Fund, YOU are helping to ensure that PARR can continue to do the amazing work to save horses that are banged up a little, banged up a lot, or not banged up at all but are in need of help. Because our founder is the amazing vet she is, and can work miracles on horses others cannot, PARR is often sought out to help horses that have very complex issues. We can only take on these cases and help re-home these horses with YOUR SUPPORT. So PLEASE....consider donating today to the "Ruler" Memorial Rescue Fund by clicking the button below (Just put "Ruler" in the designation line) and make sure that the passion, spirit, love, and fight that "Silent Ruler" showed all of us through his saga will always live on in the lives of the horses that can be helped in his everlasting memory.
This page will be updated with the cases that have been helped by the fund...so the more YOU SUPPORT US...the more we can do!!!