2/13/2020 - 06:40 - As of this hour the GoFundMe Campaign has raised $40,291 from 851 donors and continues to run.
2/11/2020 - 20:26 - Campaign at $35,884 at 8:20 p.m.
2/11/2020 - 09:57 - The campaign has now reached $25,280 and continues to grow.
2/11/2020 - 06:30 - The GoFundMe campaign for "Scottie" the horse, injured in a viscious animal cruelty incident, has surged past $18,525 in only 17 hours since its launch. Please stay tuned as we continue to update this story.
UPDATED 02/10/2020 08:45 P.M. - Campaign is now up to $13,309.
Harwich, MA - A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to assist the owners of "Scottie" the horse found impaled Sunday morning in an act of unspeakable animal cruelty.
Harwich Police continue to investigate what they call a "heinous attack on a defenseless animal."
The campaign raised $8,094 towards its $25,000 goal in just four hours. 137 donors have contributed thus far.
In a statement on the GoFundMe page, campaign organizer Claire Bangert made the following statement:
On the night of Saturday February 8th, some time between Saturday’s night check feeding and Sunday’s morning breakfast feeding, 4 of our horses were let out of their stalls. Our beloved Scottie was not only let loose but violently attacked with a broken pitchfork handle.
Through the efforts of the veterinarian who rushed to the scene, Scottie survived the initial removal of the handle and after being brought to a surgeon, had a successful operation Sunday evening. We are overjoyed to report that as of Monday morning, Scottie is perky, hungry, and stable.
At this time, we do not know who did this and speculation is not helpful.
The Harwich Police Department is conducting the investigation. Anyone with any additional information or tips is asked to contact the Harwich Police Department directly at (508) 430-7541.
I will do my best to keep everyone updated as we learn more. If you have any specific questions, please call me at (508) 246-4248.
We have been moved by the selfless support of this wonderful community.
To those who have and continue to show up, reach out, help, bring meals, install security, give hugs, mend fences, make calls, we are immensely grateful.
I will continue to believe that there is more good than evil, more help than hurt, and more love than hate in this world.
The community steps up and that’s what matters most.
The horses are secure and surveilled. We will lean on each other and move forward.
Continued prayers, chants, and healing energy for Scottie is greatly appreciated. We never thought such an atrocity was possible. The entire barn family is grateful to those who will give to this effort to help offset Scottie’s medical costs and provide additional security to keep this barn a safe place for all.
The raw link to the GoFundMe campaign is: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-scotty-the-ponys-recovery-amp-security?utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1YfHUqEob0IP-_bLGaITxQCpuTxgZjjl8pU1Hqa1FtoomeSeAK0XO5TvY