Speaking of equine care and compassion, a couple of weeks ago near a town not far from my home there were a couple of horses who got out of their pasture on a very foggy morning. They wandered onto a four-lane highway and were struck by an oncoming car, which fortunately wasn't going very fast. The people in the car weren't hurt but both horses were injured, one seriously.
The veterinarian I use for the care of my cats responded first, along with members of the Second Chance organization. (Second Chance is a local organization that does a marvelous job of caring for horses that would otherwise be put down). They worked for over twelve hours that day doing all they could for the injured horses. One horse required surgery, but I'm very happy to say that both horses survived and are now together again at the Second Chance stables.