Wooroloo bushfire: Equine Relief Veterinary Fundraiser kicks off to raise money for horses
A charity auction for horses affected by the Wooroloo bushfire that ravaged Perth Hills last week has taken a saucy turn.
The Equine Relief Veterinary Fundraiser kicked off its “live” Facebook auction on Friday morning, posting items and services donated by generous sponsors with proceeds going to treat horses who suffered respiratory or burn injuries in the fires.
Among the 146 items donated so far are vet vouchers, plants, clothing, horse accessories, riding lessons, pet portraits and, ahem, stallion and filly services — both of the equine and the human variety.
Posted on Friday, the bid for 22-year-old strapping stallion Brandon Ivic has already reached a princely $900. And counting.
“Calling all cougars, desperate singles, mothers wanting to hook up their daughters... We have a special for you ladies!” the post reads.
“What a package! Brandon Ivic is a handsome 22-year-old young man, in the prime of his life.”
And for evidence of his virility, the post includes several snaps and a video of the champ in various stages of dressage.
“You can bid on him for a hot date south of the river. Buy him for you, buy him for your daughter, buy him for your hopeless girl friend or even if nana could do with some company,” the offer reads.
“I’m starting the bids at $50 girls!!!”
But if fillies are more your thing, a more recent offering is 24-year-old Skye Fanderlinden.
“If you haven’t yet invited your male friends, your brother, cousin, uncle, hay stockist, tyre fitter etc... into this group - now is the time to do so!” the post reads.
“Skye is 24 yrs old, single and has spent this week defending her own property and animals from the Wooroloo Bushfire. She truly deserves a good night out!”
Accompanying pictures that show off the brave black-haired beauty’s fine form are sure to set hearts galloping.
“Skye is looking for a ‘hunky farmer’ (straight from the horses mouth) - someone who isn’t afraid of a bit of hard work, is a good laugh and she can always have fun with!,” the post reads.
“No need for Farmer Wants A Wife when you have this Fundraiser going!”
With a starting bid of $100 posted less than 24 hours ago, this fine filly has already scooped a cool $400 so far, but there’s still plenty of time to go and the Skye’s the limit for this thoroughbred.
To donate or bid go to www.facebook.com/groups/702119730485126.
But you had better hoof it. The auction concludes at 8pm on Tuesday, February 9.