There are $ thresholds that all of us must look at in any operation and say - This much we can do - but no more! You cannot mortage your family's home for a $500 horse (I have no idea what your animal is worth and that is not the point) You should not feel guilty for saying I can put $1000 in medical bills in my animal per year - but no more! The person who can put $5000 per year can easily look down at the person who's budget is $1000 and sneer at them and talk about how poorly they treat their animals, but what if $5000 doesn't cover the bill. What if the animal needs $25,000. The the $5000 budget person must be the poor sap who cannot take proper care of their animal. But where do we draw the line, $100,000 or $250,000. What is the proper amount of money a person should spend? I guarentee you that most "horse rescues" are going to operate on the same type principal.