Good news! Marley get a new lease on life!
Marley is a standard sized wooly donkey rescued by WFLF. He
had sadly been neglected by his previous owner and then abandoned in
the Santa Ana Mountains where he was discovered by a Good Samaritan.
County animal services was dispatched but it was determined that
Marley’s severe neglected condition would require such special care that
his only hope was if a rescue organization could take him in. Marley
had been placed on the euthanasia list and there was no time to spare.
"When we arrived to pick Marley up at the shelter we found him
frightened, hungry and with large gaping infected wounds on his face and
legs," says Katia Louise of the Wild For Life Foundation.
Marley had fully healed from his apparent physical wounds and thanks to
the generous support of the Onyx and Breezy Foundation he was scheduled
to be gelded on Wednesday last week, but during the procedure they
discovered multiple tumors. A biopsy is being done which will tell us
more, and we are praying that his tumors are benign.
Marley was in
the hospital since Wednesday receiving the best of quality care. It was
determined that a second and more specialized surgery was needed to
remove the tumors and complete his castration due to a condition known
as the Cryptorchidism. In Marley's case it was determined that his
testes had reascended and moved to his abdomen -- and his scrotum was
filled with tumors.
Marley was released from the
veterinary hospital Saturday. Thanks to you, our Village of
rt of WFLF's Lifetime Equine
Refuge, and as always, getting loads of attention. Marley has a lot of
swelling which is to be expected, but his surgery went well. He is being
bathed in love and receiving the best of care!
Biopsies of the tumors were taken and they were removed. We are hoping they are benign. We expect to learn more next week.
Please join us in prayer for Marley. If you would like to help sponsor Marley, please contact WFLF directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tax deductible donations can be made at: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3ZRRBK6W3BULG
Wild For Life Foundation extends a special
heartfelt thanks to Dr Wan and his fabulous & caring team at Equine
Vet Specialists in Norco, CA!
Marley is a sweet donkey that
just needed someone that cared enough to give him a second chance at
life, and thanks to kind support from people like you, Marley is
receiving the best second chance possible at WFLF's Lifetime Equine
To support Marley and other needy animals like him please visit: www.WildForLifeFoundation.org