It begun like this:
DEC 31, 2013. URGENT: NURSE MARE NEEDED FOR FIVE DAYS OLD COLT.
We need a nurse mare for Topaz, Clint’s new baby.
Tragically, our very dear friend Jenny has just lost her beloved mare to complications and little Topaz is now an orphan.
Everyone is pitching in to help with Topaz but humans are no replacement for horses and we need to find a nurse mare urgently. If you know a mare who has lost a foal and is nursing, please contact us as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org
Topaz is five days old and a strong little colt who will mature between 16.2 and 17hh and we want him to have the milk, love and nurturing of a good mare.
Please help us by sharing this message with your friends, your network, the boards you visit, any place you can think of where we might be able to locate a nurse mare.
Thank you for caring.
A few Hours Later: BREAKING NEWS: Thanks to all of you, we may have found a nurse mare for Topaz. We will be providing a follow up post and pics as soon as we know if it is a good match. Please keep Little Topaz in your prayers that this is a good match and they take to one another. THANK YOU.