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  1. #1
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    Default News Report (Video) Update for Horse in PA Set on Fire

    As you can see from the video, "Northstar" was worse off than the initial report I posted back in August. The bastard who did this needs to feel some fire.

    http://youtu.be/uOZHF_NnVd4
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier



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    Is the horse getting any better??
    I'm not at my computer and can't see the video. Anyone know what the prognosis for this horse is??



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    Northstar is at OSU vet clinic being treated for 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 40% of his body. He's doing better than expected--they've been able to debride his wounds and reduce his pain meds-- and they hope to start skin grafts soon. Northstar is eating well, friendly and interactive with the vets and is an excellent patient. He's a remarkable horse, especially after all he's been through.

    The Northstar Equine Foundation has raised funds to support Northstar's treatment (which will take years) and to offer a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the b#stards that did this horrible thing. They are also working to get PA legislators to toughen the penalties for animal cruelty in PA. (Currently PA has some of the most lax anti-cruelty laws in the country, and if the perps are caught, the penalty won't be much more than if they were caught speeding in a work zone.)

    The Northstar Equine Foundation is holding a rally at the Mound Grove Golf Course in Waterford, PA, to benefit Northstar and to educate the public on animal cruelty laws and the process of changing the law.

    If you'd like more info on Northstar's progress or to contribute, here's a link:
    https://www.facebook.com/NorthstarEquineFoundationInc.



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    Thank you Old Grey Mare for that info.
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier



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    A close family friend who is the CAO at OSU Veterinary is heavily involved in Northstar's care/condition.

    I tailgate with them this weekend and can ask for an update on his progress.

    Lucy (Precious Star) - 1994 TB mare; happily reunited with her colt Touch the Stars



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