By Outer Banks Voice on July 12, 2021
About a month ago, the Corolla Wild Horse Fund posted a story about the challenging and successful effort to separate Lizzie from her young son Alex in order to treat her for a wound on the knee.
This morning, July 12, the Fund posted this unfortunate update.
“We have some sad news to share this morning. On Friday, at the recommendation of our veterinary team, we made the difficult decision to euthanize Lizzie.
Her condition deteriorated quickly at the end of last week, and on Friday it was clear that not only was the infection in her leg getting worse despite aggressive treatment, she was suffering physically and emotionally.
We’d like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the team of vets and other staff at NC State for their exceptional care of Lizzie. This was not a normal case, and they went above and beyond to work with us and our local vet to make sure we were doing everything we could to save Lizzie, while keeping her comfort and wellbeing in mind every step of the way.
Thank you to everyone who donated towards her care, sent well wishes, and asked about her over the last couple weeks. You helped us make sure Lizzie had the best chance possible, and for that we are extremely grateful.
Lizzie lives on in her two offspring, Rabbit and Alex, and her influence on the herd and our hearts will never be forgotten. Rest free, sweet girl.
(In case you missed the first few posts about Lizzie: