Monday, 13 July 2015

The cost of raising an abandoned foal - GoFundMe

So I've been doing the sums and the cost of keeping an abandoned foal is really quite scary...

It's a legal requirement for equines to be microchipped and passported, this is going to cost, including vet call out fee for microchipping, £101.57

He absolutely must be vaccinated against tetanus, cost for both shots including just one vet call out fee (hope to get 1st shot done when microchipped) is £95.04

Being a colt Eggsy will need that essential op - gelding! That according to my vet will be in the region of £300 (again including call out) if there are no complications.

Then there are farrier costs, every 6 weeks, worming and sometime during the first year we will have his teeth looked at.

All that without feeding!

I've done the figures and it's looking like Eggsy is going to cost in the region of £2,000 in his first year alone, the most expensive due to gelding, and raising a foal is a long term commitment ....

I can't afford this by myself so I'm having to ask for help.

I've started a GoFundMe campaign to help raise the funds to keep Eggsy, I'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.

Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe

Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x


  1. Scary stuff, those bills quickly add up. Any way you could change vet to one that has a free call out day? That could save you quite a bit - I'm amazed how much call out fees can be. Good luck with your funding - I'll be sharing your post on twitter and f/b to spread the word.

  2. Thank you Elaine, f/b & twitter shares would be brilliant, our vet charges £40.28 call out more than doubling the cost of vacs etc