The grant covered “above and beyond” veterinary fees.
The Shelter Challenge grant came along at just the right time. In addition to our regular costs of caring for an average of a dozen miniature horses at a time, we had a mini with a serious issue that carried extra veterinary costs.
Echo was a Reserve Champion last summer, and then dumped at an auction in the fall. He caught a bug at the auction house and his health did a downward spiral. He came dangerously close to being put down. The Shelter Challenge grant helped enable us to aggressively treat Echo’s sinus infection with the procedure and aftercare that it required. He was valiant throughout and this has given him his best shot at a full recovery.