Don’t be too proud to ask for help

Published 5:52 pm Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Tryon Daily Bulletin recently published an article about the tragic impoundment of six equines, including one mare that had to be euthanized because she was starving to death.
Libbie Johnson said anyone who does need assistance when they are low on hay can contact her to receive help through the local community’s hay pledge or the Foothills Humane Society, which can also get them in touch with the right person.
She said an anonymous donor also from time to time provides help through an emergency grain fund but she said that fund provides assistance for extreme cases and is often through referral by a vet.
The point is that no animal owner should be too proud to ask for help if they know they do not have the resources to properly care for their animals. It’s not clear that this was the case in this particular incidence, but when horrifying events like this occur, it’s important to use the event as a teaching and learning tool. We should all remember that horses, donkeys, cats, dogs – domesticated animals in general – are reliant on us as their owners to care for them properly.
Please do not feel too ashamed to ask for help – in the end you could be saving a life.
— Editorial staff,
Tryon Daily Bulletin

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