Squidgy Needs Your Help.

Sometimes, all that stands between life and death is the ability to pay the vet.

Can you help us raise $1000 by Oct 31 to give Squidgy a chance?

Squidgy is a five year old Thoroughbred, bred in Pennsylvania. She survived starvation as a weanling, but now, she's fighting for her life again.

We need to get the vet in for more testing and x-rays, but money stands in the way.


Frustrating, Heartbreaking, and Painful... a comparatively small amount of money is all that stands between knowing what is wrong with this filly and how to help her and not being able to help her.

For many weeks, Squidgy has had wandering lameness issues, infections, lack of appetite, and she simply can't shake what's going on.

Many of our friends have helped us so far- we did x-rays on her front leg that seemed to be where the problem was, as we thought that she may have an abcess. We found no results, but, put her on antibiotics to treat the infection, which did help.

The x-rays turned up no fractures or issues. However, Squidgy still isn't getting better, and we need to help this filly. She's only five years old, and has fought so hard to survive against all the odds already...

PLEASE help us help her cheat the odds again. The tragedy we face is that, as a very small rescue, we simply lack the funds to deal with a debilitating and hard to diagnose disease.

The vet is coming back out tomorrow, October 20, and we will need to raise at least $1000 for the testing that will be performed: Lyme Disease, EPM, internal strangles, pigeon fever, and more x-rays of the pelvis area.

If you can help:

SQUIDGY IS IN DESPERATE NEED, and she can recover, if only we can pay the vet!

Vet care for horses is very expensive: but together, we can help Squidgy beat the odds one more time!

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Formerly located in Rockland, Maine, and now at our own "Forever Home" in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, we are a 501(c)(3) devoted to rehabilitating, retraining, retiring, re-having fun with, and rehoming horses. We currently have five Thoroughbred residents at our rescue, and we have helped dozens of horses find their new homes through our work with other rescues and equine advocates.

We are powered entirely by volunteers, and if you love horses, we would be delighted to have you jump in for anything from mucking a stall to helping with a fundraiser.

"Our mission is to prevent cruelty to horses, to educate the public on equine issues, and to assist or facilitate equine rescue efforts."

Do you think you would like to foster or adopt? We have a pre-approval form available here, and also available by clicking the "Documents" menu item. We have several horses we are networking, around the country, and once we have approved you, we can help you find the right horse.

Our organization is run by a volunteer board of directors and an executive director.

We have a web shop where you can buy our tote bags made out of recycled grain sacks. We occasionally have other handmade items on the shop for sale, and we run auctions periodically. These sales help us enormously, and we appreciate your purchase! Just think, when you buy a bag, you are helping us to buy another one that's full of grain. And they make great gifts: when you buy one of our bags, you are directly, 100%, helping a horse.

We have a paypal account where you can make donations, too. All donations to our rescue are fully deductible to the full extent of the law. Our paypal email is mainemare@northstarhorserescue.org

Our phone number is 207-317-7565 cell, 970-264-0421 ranch.

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