These tears can't mend the wounds...

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These tears can't mend the wounds...

I'm really upset. I've been working with this mule. Lola, the past couple weeks because she's traumatized and doesn't trust anyone. But she was finally starting to trust me. I managed to touch her and have her not run for her life.
Then today I found out she's more than likely going to be put down. She's been limping and she's in pain. They think whatever it is would probably need constant care to heal if it even could be. And she's as good as wild.
I was starting to build a bond with her and now she's going to be put down. I know I could work with her and get her to trust me enough to let me help her with her leg if it was curable but how do I explain that to them when I can barely touch her face much less her injured leg and no one else can get near her.
I want to cry because if I'd started working with her a couple months ago I might have avoided this. I might have been able to get her to trust me and she could have had her leg checked out before this. And it could have been fixed. If it was something that could be fixed. But at this point it's probably too far along to be helped an I wish I could do something.
I only started working with her a few weeks ago but I feel like we have a bond. Maybe it isn't a strong bond yet but a bond, because why else would I be the only person to touch her in almost two years?
I love her and I don't want her to be put down.
I wish I knew whether it was curable or not. I might ask to be there when the vet comes so I can know whether it is or not because if it is I have to try. Even if it meant I had to work with her for hours on end so she would trust me enough to help her I would do it.

~NightHawk