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post #1 of 15 Old 06-13-2015, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Please help me save this mare!! (USA)

I need help to save this mare! She's a purebred 8 year old Dapple Gray Arabian mare. She is located in Kaufman County Texas, right outside of Dallas. I am located in Northeastern Kansas. I need to not only buy her, but also to transport her. I have a place to keep her I just need to save her and transport her. I understand I cannot save them all, but I don't want to give up on her.

In order to buy her, I would have to send the money via PayPal. I don't know how exactly Paypal works. If you could explain, that would be great. I don't know how to post pics or I would.

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post #2 of 15 Old 06-13-2015, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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I forgot to add in her price. She is $475.
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post #3 of 15 Old 06-13-2015, 09:04 PM
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Paypal is basically just a secure way of paying for things online. You make an account and you can link it to your checking account or to a credit card (or both). Then when you make purchases or need to be paid for something, you just use your Paypal account and then that way people don't have to give out their credit card or bank account information directly to the person receiving the money. Paypal also has some extra security features like, for example, if you buy something from someone using Paypal and never receive it, I believe you would contact Paypal and be reimbursed that way.
Paypal can also be used to send somebody money as a gift. All you need is the email that is associated with their Paypal account and you can send money from yours. You could technically use it to fund this endeavor, but people usually seem to prefer to use an online crowdfunding website. It will be tough in this amount of time regardless, though.

I know there are a lot of different websites you can use to make an online fundraiser. A lot of people use GoFundMe but they charge kind of a lot. YouCaring is the best one I know about. I've never used it before though, so maybe somebody will have input that does have experience with that.

Unfortunately money is extremely tight for me otherwise I would like to help you. I wish you the best of luck.

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post #4 of 15 Old 06-13-2015, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your response Rocky Pony! I currently don't have a bank account(just haven't gotten a chance to get one set up). I also don't have any credit cards either. I only have a debit card. Would that work at all? In order to buy her, I have to send the money via Paypal. I looked into GoFundMe, but it will take way to long to use that and get the money transfered to me, then will have to get that transfered to PayPal(my boyfriend has one).
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post #6 of 15 Old 06-13-2015, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry, I didn't know that as I'm new to the forum. Thank you for letting me know!
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post #7 of 15 Old 06-13-2015, 09:29 PM
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I hate to say it but if you cannot buy her and pay to transport her, then your resources are probably too tight to take on another horse in the first place.
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post #8 of 15 Old 06-13-2015, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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I will be able to take her, I just currently need a better job, which i have one lined up and will be getting much better pay very soon. I completely understand where you are coming from.
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post #9 of 15 Old 06-13-2015, 11:35 PM
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Don't have a bank account, do not have a well paid job, don't know how to post pictures, how do we know that this is a genuine request?

Far to many scams on the Internet, people be wary.
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post #10 of 15 Old 06-14-2015, 12:45 AM
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Keep in mind upkeep of a horse can go into hundreds ofndollars a week. A rescue horse can also often need hundreds of dollars worth of care. If this isn't something you can do immediately consider if you're right for this horse. Remeber many horses need rescuing everyday, this is not the first or last horse that will need help.

If you can actually afford the upkeep and have a good income and this lack of money really is a strange occurance then consider a small personal loan, rather than relying on strangers. Or a loan from family.

The world is full of generous people but they are suspicious about giving money to strangers. If you get some pictures, information and strategicallg share your story you may be able to find someone willing to transport you for free, or a low cost.

As others have said, your situation without a bank account etc sounds a bit dodgy to horse people. If this is your situation however try to pay for your horse in cash and ensure you get a receipt and bill of sale.
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