Posted in Uncategorized on January 31, 2009|
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Gypsy Rose’s Rescue Story
Gypsy was owned by a very loving individual, who when she no longer had the facilities to care for her, leased Gypsy to some other people who she had been reffered to by her friends. The people seemed to be very nice, appeared to be well off financially and they promised to take great care of Gypsy Rose. They had a very nice home with beautiful flower gardens, a large swimming pool and many other luxuries of life. They had a nice pen and shelter for Gypsy. From that looks of things they would be able to care for her very well and her owner agreed to the lease.
7 months from when they took possession of Gypsy Rose, the lessee took her from a beautiful, healthy horse to a severely emaciated one.
She was extremely skinny, had no energy, and was barely hanging on to life.
In the spring of 2005, when Gypsy’s owner discovered the horrible condition of her beloved horse, she contacted us to see if we could help. We agreed and soon were off to save Gypsy from being starved to death. We looked in the barn to see what they had to feed her and to our horror we could not find any horse food or any sign of horse feed anywhere! They only had some chicken feed for their chickens.
She was the skinniest horse we had rescued at the time we rescued her in 2005.
We eased her back on a regular feeding routine, and within a few days, her stomach area had filled out and she was looking much better, although she was so very thin.
Two weeks later she was starting to look like a different horse! Her recovery was progressing very nicely. She was still extremely thin, but her tummy was filling out and her spirits were up.
We adopted Gypsy into a great home who was experienced in dealing with recovering horses. Her new family loved her greatly and they took great care of her until she passed away from a severe case of colic sometime later. We are so glad that we were able to get her out of the situation where no one cared for her, into a very loving home where she knew true happiness. We all fell deeply in love with her and she is truly missed.
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Posted in Uncategorized on January 30, 2009|
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Thank you so much to each one of you that have stepped forward and donated to save lives. The February auction rescue fund is currently at $1,633. A huge “Thank You!” goes to Jennifer G’s extreme generosity: she donated $1,000 towards the mystery auction run that is coming up very soon. Please, if you have thought about donating, please do so. Click here.
OK, so, you know that things tend to go in waves. First we’ll have all TB’s for awhile. Then all babies. Then only ponys. Now it’s cows. Imagine Tawnee’s shock and surprise to round the corner of the office to see a cow in our horse pen. At first glance she thought it was a horse, but she took the 2nd look and sure enough, it really was a cow.
There were two roaming cows at the rescue today. After some investigation we found out the fence was down. We’re not sure if the cows are trying to tell us something or what, but we sure have been coming in contact with cows a lot in the last few days. Maybe they want us to branch out our rescue? Not sure, but we are hoping today was the last cow episode for awhile.
Back to more normal happenings. Wonka
was placed in adoption pending, her adopter was approved and they were able to meet today. She truly fell in love and Wonka
was very happy and relaxed with her.
Soon the adoption papers were sign and Wonka
had a brand new shiny halter and a new home. Wonka
loaded up like a good girl and she headed off for her new adventure in life.
Jason hooked up the trailer and headed out this morning.
He headed over to Ferris and Comet’s adopter. No, he didn’t go to bring them back. Their adopter loaned the rescue something that is helping us out and is going to save a lot of time. Ferris is looking so much better and he seems truly happy there. He is gaining weight too. They truly love him and they are giving him all the care he so badly needed.
What was the item they loaned us? A post hole digger for a tractor. This is going to save us so much time, thank you Larry for letting us use it!
Back at the rescue Tawnee
and Claire were taking photo’s of Debongir
. Yes, his name is hard to pronounce, his previous owners called him Deb, but everyone here claims that is a girls name, so we may shorten it to Dib
. He sure is a handsome boy! He is 9 years old, has had $4,000 worth of training, and just needs someone to love and ride him regularly.
As you know, we have had Ok
Katie Kate for some time now. She came to us back in June of 2008 from her loving owner who at the time was no longer able to keep her. We adopted her into a home quite quickly to a very loving older lady and then 1 week later we were evacuating horses away from the fires this summer, and Katie had to be evacuated too. After the fires everything was too overwhelming and the lady asked if Katie could stay at the rescue and find a new home. Of course she could! We’ve had her for quite awhile after that as she does have some lameness that goes off and on, and pops up if she is ridden much. And then, she was adopted for the 2nd
time. Unfortunately Katie had too much lameness, and after the vets examined her, they chose to bring her back to the rescue. So, she came back the 2nd
time. We contacted Katie’s original
owner to see if she was in a point in her life where she was able to take Katie back. She said “Yes!” and transportation arrangements
The transporter loaded Katie up without too much trouble, and she is off to go back home once again. We felt so bad for her, every time
we adopted her out, the adoption fell apart. It must be meant to be that she is to stay with her original owner.
By this time Jason was back with the post hole digger. After a heave, and a ho, he got it out.
And then Jason was off again.
We were contacted about a 29 year old horse who’s owners could no longer keep him due to moving. Not wanting her horse to end up in a slaughter house, they contacted us about the euthanasia clinic. The paperwork was done, and Jason headed out to pick him up. When Jason arrived he saw a high energy fat rolly polly
, not your typical 29 year old horse. We are hoping that we can find this guy a home, even though he is so old, he seems to be really healthy. If you want a senior, here’s your boy! We’ll be evaluating
him soon to see how he does on everything, and to check for underlying medical conditions.
this horse, Smokey, today. He really is a beautiful Arab and is quite big, he stands at 16 hands.
Smokey is pretty well trained, lifts up all his feet, and all in all seems like a really good boy. He is about 11 years old. He really has a lot of potential for someone that likes Arabs.
Jason arrived back with the elderly horse. He was more than happy to get out of the trailer and soak up his new surroundings.
And then, Jason just had to try out the post hold digger. After some wiggling, jiggling and moving things around, it got all hooked up.
was in the office preparing a special box for our first NorCal
Equine Rescue member! Tawnee
found some SaveTheHorse
car magnets, so the next 4 members will receive, along with the license plate frame, a car magnet
as well. The first member also will be receiving
an extra special magnet that says “Stop Animal Abuse.” We may be able to find more of those as well, if so, they will be in the next 4 member packets as well. Do you want a special box? Sign up to be a member: click here
and select “Membership” in the program box and start your $50 a month reoccurring
payment. You will enjoy receiving the blog in your email, and the horses will love knowing there is hay money they can count on!
By this time Jason had the tractor all set up for the first hole to be dug. The bit went round and round and soon the first big hole was there. With the new fencing we are putting in, this will be a back saver!
After Jason had tired of working on his PHD, Tawnee
and Jason got to work on clearing some brush by the barn pad. There is a lot of brush and cleanup that needed to be done after the tractor work. Soon there was a roaring bon
fire that lit up the night sky.
We sent out the poll in our e-news, but unfortunately the system was not working, and almost no one voted on the poll. This is the last call to vote, otherwise weekly will be declared the winner. If you haven’t voted, we would love to know your vote! Click here.
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Posted in Uncategorized on January 29, 2009|
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Thanks to your generosity, the auction fund is currently at $477. Yes, the picture says $402, but thankfully more donations came in since Tawnee did a a screenshot. Please help out how you can!
This morning Jason spread the recently donated shavings in the stalls. The horses sure do love having shavings to stand on.
Dottie and Macho Man just couldn’t wait to get the shavings in their pen. They are always so interested in getting their noses tickled too. Inky, the little mule, just loved her shavings. Soon her body was covered in shavings because she laid down and took a nice roll. It’s nice to see her getting more relaxed and feeling at home in her stall. She has been so abused and is absolutely terrified of people.
is our latest addition to the rescue family. He is a very well loved 6 year old off the track TB. His owner spent thousands of dollars on his training, but despite all the training, he was still too much horse for them and can get aggressive at times. He has too much go and needs to be ridden regularly. Unfortunately riding him almost every day didn’t quite match up with their schedule. He is a sweet boy and they loved him dearly, they really hated to say “Goodbye.” Her husband remarked: “It’s like letting your 18 year old head off to college.”
They were just getting ready to step into their truck, when they said “If you ever come across a really sweet gentle pony that would be great with kids, let us know, we really want one we can love and the grand kids can ride.” Tawnee
said “Ah, we have just the right one.” Tawnee
brought Sugar, the pony that came from the Dude ranch, out for them to meet. They all fell in love with her and they decided they would take her home. They needed to become approved to adopt, so they headed off to the office so that Claire could call up their references.
While they were becoming approved to adopt, a lady came to the rescue. She was the owner of the cow. She wanted to tell us some things and ask us to take the cow off our website.
By the time the cows owner had left Sugar’s mommy was approved to adopt. They loaded up their new baby and had their adoption photo taken. We are confident they are going to give Sugar a sugar coated home.
Ron evaluated horses today, soon we will have the last auction horses up on Petfinder
with their information.
kicked Claire off the computer and gave her the laptop to reply to emails on. Tawnee’s
goal for the day was an E-news, and by 8:30 this evening it was on its way. Claire will be happy when she can actually use the main computer again. We had to find another keyboard to plug into the Laptop, somehow Claire and Laptop were not getting along, unfortunately some emails were sent off before they were finished. If you received
an odd email, please understand.
If you are not on our mailing list and would like to read the e-news, click here.
Feel free to sign up on the email list, just enter you information on the left side of our website.
As you all know, Jason and Tawnee
write the blog 6 nights a week. There is a very small number of people who receive the blog entries right in their e-mail every time there is a new blog entry. The people on this special list are the Board of Directors and larger donors, but now you can be on the special list. All you have to do is become a NorCal
Equine Rescue Member and that will put you on the special list too. As the Memberships grows there will be more benefits for our members. The membership costs $50.00 a month, the money received from membership fees will directly benefit the large number of horses we rescue every month. Think of the membership fee as 5 bales of yummy hay that the hungry horses can count on every month, just waiting in the barn for them. If you would like to become a member and get on the special list, sign up now. Click Here to become a NorCal Equine Rescue Member.
The first 5 members will receive a free I Love My Horse License Plate frame! So hurry to make sure you are in the first 5. In the donation page, sign up for monthly support and select “Membership Fee.” Your monthly donation can be any amount over $50, please do not feel like you need to limit yourself to $50 a month.
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Thank you Heather, Heather, Rebbecca and Judy for donating to save lives today. The auction fund is currently at $192 towards the goal of $5,000. Together we can all do this! If you have been thinking about giving towards the auction fund, please take a minute to do it now. Click here.
This morning was a beautiful crisp morning with a lot of blue sky. The horses were all eager to see what the day awaited them. Miss Mariah is certainly a beautiful girl. She was able to be wormed and tagged thanks to our tranquilizers gun. She was given a sedation shot with the gun so we could give her a much needed worming and put her pretty blue tag on.
Jason started the day off pretty routinely: cleaning stalls, feeding horses, just the normal. But, there was a twist coming up to the day…
Ron and Claire have been fostering Suzy and Belina. Ron wanted to spend some more time with them on halter training. They were brought back today and they were led to their pen with no fuss whatsoever. Good job Ron! Thanks for your dedication to our young horses.
Ann came out today. Gypsy and Freya were going home with Ann today. She has been asking around about getting shavings/bedding donated. Thanks to Tractor Supply in Yuba City for their generous donation of 5 bags of shavings. We really appreciate it! Tawnee was overjoyed when Ann said “There’s shavings in the trailer for you.” We’ll certainly put them to good use.
Ann was so happy to be able to take two of her girls home today. Freya jumped right in the trailer, but Gypsy wanted to look and look… She wasn’t flying around or freaked out about it, she just didn’t want to move. We began to think she might be part mule. We pushed and pulled and tried to get her in. Tawnee remarked that it’s like having a baby. Finally, with a lot of encouragement, treats and sweet talking she was in.
Kim came out today to take Adrian home as she will be fostering her. They really seemed to hit it off, and Kim took Adrian for some long walks here at the rescue so they could get to know each other so that Adrian will not be scared with a new place and
new people when she gets down to her new home. All the walking paid off, Adrian gained a lot of trust in Kim and hopped right into the trailer when Kim asked her too.
Adrian peered out of the trailer with excitement and a lot of amazement that she is so lucky to go to such a good foster home.
So, now for the strange twist to the day. The rescue borders a large cow pasture, and a short distance from the rescue Ron found this poor cow. She had given birth about 24-36 hours previously, the calf had died and she couldn’t get up either. You can see where she had paddled the ground for hours on end, lying there with her dead calf, alone, trying her hardest to get back onto her feet.
Her eyes were rolling in her head, her breathing was heavy and deep.
We called the owner of the cows, who owns and operates a local feed store, figuring he would want to come help his cow. His response shocked and saddened us, we asked him if he wanted us to show him where the cow was he replied: “These things happen, I’m not going to worry about it.” That sent us all into a real tizzy. Not worry about a poor cow that is slowly suffering to death? Where at any time a pack of coyotes could come and eat her while she is still alive? How many days would it take for her to die naturally? Tawnee and Jason headed out to see how bad the cows condition was and to see if there was anything they could do for her. They found her laying feet uphill, unable to stand.
They rolled her over, and then pushed and begged, but she was far too weak. No doubt it had been a terrible long, agonizing birth. And then, with her feet uphill, she could only paddle instead of being able to stand. With her life slipping away, each hour of agony brought only more suffering.
Tawnee had hauled a bucket of water out to her, and they gently poured water into her mouth, which she gratefully swallowed. At least she knew that someone cared for her.
Tawnee had an appointment to show horses, so Tawnee and Jason had to head back to the rescue, and they took with them a fresh reminder of why they are vegans. There is just too much cruelty and unconcern for animals welfare in mass produced animal products. At least she wasn’t being shoved along with a forklift at a slaughterhouse…
Tawnee showed Midnight Cowgirl to some potential adopters. The potential adopter has had some bad experiences recently with a horse, and has a lot of anxiety towards horses. Tawnee recommended that she take riding lessons with some good old easy going lesson horses, and once her confidence is back up she can adopt a horse. To many times we have seen good horses ruined by people that are too cautious, and allow the horse to bully them around. Midnight Cowgirl is a great horse, and we are sure she will find a wonderful forever home soon!
While Tawnee was showing horses, Jason called Animal Control to see if there was anything that could be done. They assured Jason that leaving an animal to suffer is not OK, even if it is just “livestock.” After Tawnee was done showing horses we call a call from one of our friends at Animal Control. It was to see if we could take a horse they had seized recently. Tawnee asked about the cow, which she had not heard about yet, but she got on the case. She agreed to call the owner and tell him to be a responsible animal owner. That’s one thing about the Oroville area, there are a lot of people that have that terrible philosophy: “Those things happen, I’m not gon’a worry about it.” When it’s a living breathing animal, things do happen, but we have
to worry about it! It’s a good thing we’re in this area, hopefully we can educate the community at large.
Jason and Tawnee headed off to town feeling that the cow would be taken care of soon. They had some things that they had to do, one of which was taking a large bucket of coins to the coin counter. The following picture is $100 worth of coins that was dropped into donation cans around. The little girl that raided her house and Tractor Supply donation cans. Thank you all so much! Every penny really adds up! While at the store a lady walked past Tawnee, raised her hand with Thumbs Up and and said “I support the rescue!”
When Jason and Tawnee got back to the rescue long after dark, Jason headed out into the sub-freezing night air to check on the cow. Thankfully, her owner found her and she was no where in sight. We are assuming that she was put out of her misery. We are so glad that she will not be suffering another cold night all alone.
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The auction rescue fund is currently at $90! Please, even if you only have an extra $5, it will help save lives in February. We greatly appreciate every ones support, our first auction in February is coming right up.
Tawnee had yet another interview with a major horse magazine. In the back of Tawnee’s mind she was beginning to wonder when we would hear from them, or if they would skip the bandwagon that all the other majors magazines have been on. Sure enough, they called us up this morning and did a long interview. After the interview Tawnee told them that they have always been her favorite magazine, ever since she was 5! They said “That’s what we like to hear!” We’ll let you know who it is as soon as we see it in print. We are trying to get a list together of all the major media coverage, Tawnee picked up February’s edition of Horse and Rider because we keep hearing from everyone that we are in there. We can’t find us. Can you please let us know which page?
headed out to the vet today to pick up the poor guys that had their “brain” surgery, as Becky would say. The trailer was parked in a particularly muddy location, but thankfully it was able to be towed out without any trouble.
On the way to the vet, less than 1/4 mile from the rescue, this cow was hanging out in the road. It’s buddy was off in the grass. It looked quite perturbed since Tawnee
made her scoot off the road so she could drive by. It is kind of semi free range out here.
About a mile later this beautiful hawk was perched, waiting for breakfast.
arrived at the vet safely. Michelle and Tawnee
had some paperwork to do together, one of which was documenting the gelding with the broken neck at the last auction. Once the paperwork was done it was time to get the horses loaded up in the trailer. Adrian just looked so beautiful. She was rescued about 3 months ago, and she is looking so bright eyed now, but still she has a ways to go. Thanks to Kim and Rico, she is going to be fostered at their home until she is fully recovered. We now feel comfortable letting her out of our care, she is on her path to recovery and we know that Kim and Rico will give her all the carrots and treats she can eat.
This is Adrian when she first came to us several months ago in the Lucky 7 group. Keep in mind that she had her winter coat on, which disguised how skinny she truly was.
Then it was time for the poor sore boys to be loaded up. Here is Gingles walking slowly out to the trailer. Once back at the rescue, Tawnee and Jason tagged the horses.
Here’s Redneck getting his tag on, getting ready to get out and go play. Well, maybe not a rambunctious play…
was at the vet Claire did an adoption of the little colt that was rescued from the last auction. His adopter chose his new name: Shrimpz
. Can’t really see him in the trailer, but he is in there.
We are sure you have heard of Premarin
, the hormone replacement drug that utilizes pregnant mare urine. Leading to thousands upon thousands of unwanted, quickly slaughtered babies
. Well, Wyeth is at it again, this time with a new drug, a new name, but still using the poor mares locked in small stalls, kept dehydrated, and constantly impregnated
. Back in 2002 Wyeth was responsible for having 40,000 – 50,000 pregnant mares in their program. That means 40,000 – 50,000 unwanted foals every year. Premarin
was linked to breast cancer and their sales plummeted, reducing their herd of mares down to approximately
6,000. If this new drug is approved, this would drive the demand up, leading to many more pregnant mares and thousands and thousands of unwanted foals. Tuesday’s Horse has a great article written up about it, click here
to read it.
Jason, when he wasn’t working, found this interesting horse abuse news clip spoof. The reporters are typical “We don’t want to know the facts about horse abuse.” And yes, there are people out there like them, they figure if they don’t know about it, it doesn’t affect them, they don’t care. Education is certainly a key part of our mission, but unfortunately
, some people do not want to be educated. Click here
to see the video. Or you can click the picture below.
, help us save horses at the auctions in February: click here.
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We are pleased to announce that the January auction rescue fundraising has been completed. 15 horses were saved from Livestock auctions in January, 2 of the mares appear to be pregnant, so it’s probably actually 17 lives saved! We are now starting on our February auction fundraising. We are planning on attending Roseville Livestock Auction again, as well as an auction that will require a long trip, overnight stay, and lots of late nights from Tawnee and Jason. We will not be announcing which auction it will be, as we do not want the auctioneers prejudiced before we even get there. We need to raise at least half of the goal by February 3rd to make this long distance auction a reality. Please donate what you can to help us make it to the killer’s paradise and save some very worthy horses from certain death.
We would also like to remind you that our next Free Euthanasia Clinic is coming up on the 18th. There are people signing up for this clinic who have no other option than to take their beloved horses to auction where they would very likely be shipped for slaughter. Please help make this, the 4th ever free euthanasia clinic for horses, a resounding success. Remember: All horses coming to the clinic are screened for adaptability and brought into our rescue program if they are not in pain and have a great chance of finding a home. The experience that we have had at the clinics is that 99% of the horses are in extreme pain and their future outlook is very bleak. Most of the horses are very old, have crippling arthritis, and it simply is their time to pass on. They can either pass on knowing love and compassion, or they can pass on knowing fear and the brutality of slaughter. If you feel impressed to donate to either of these great needs, you can find donate buttons on our homepage: www.SaveTheHorse.com or by clicking here. If we all do what we can, much will be accomplished! Every dollar helps a lot, thank you in advance!
We have started an advertising program on our website. This will be the first time we have accepted paid advertising, up to this point all forms of advertisement on our website has been from sponsors and other generous donors. We would like to invite you the first opportunity to advertise on our website, you will see a link in the bottom left of our side menu bar, or you can click here
. The funds raised from advertising will go directly to helping horses in need! We will still be listing our sponsors and supporters, but this is a great opportunity
for business’ to support horse rescue while advertising!
Some horses were needing another round bale in their pen so Jason hooked the tractor up to and pulled the hay right into the pen, through the rain and mud. Why the bucket load of goop? The tractor needed the weight for traction to be able to pull the round bale through the mud. The round bale of hay almost weighs as much as the tractor.
Cody, Dominic and Milo have been in adoption
pending by some folks who were waiting to be approved. They have the heart and the land to open their homes to three of our young horses who were having a hard time finding homes. Today they were able to come adopt them. We greatly appreciate them being able to give them a great life, and look forward to getting updates as they grow up!
Since the colts are not really halter trained yet, they backed their trailer up to the pen, made a chute, and with a little persuasion from Tawnee and Amber and they jumped right in.
Then they were driven over to the Mare Motel, where Milo was waiting to be loaded. He was watching on, blissfully unaware that his turn was coming right up!
He really didn’t know what he was doing, but he was a good boy and got in without too much fuss.
The color scheme is simple: red is boys, blue is girls. So yes, our horses are wearing necklaces now. They each get their number and name on a nice blue or red tag, attached with a nice blue or red rope, which is ran through a specially built giveaway
bracket. This will make finding “That bay mare over in the herd” so much easier. When Tawnee
says “You need to bring Blazer down, the sorrel gelding with a blaze” at least the other staff will at least have a clue.
and Amber headed out and started adorning the horses with their new apparel. One by one they were wooed into coming close enough to get it on. After the heavy rains we’ve had the pens are pretty muddy.
Ann came out to spend time with Gypsy today, whom she will be adopting very soon. But, she found a horse that caught her eye, Freya, one of the mares rescued from the last auction. She had a matted mane, and Ann’s heart went out to her. She spent all day on that mane…
…by the end of the day the mane was brushed and looked all fancy. Freya managed to win her heart, and is going to have a home with Ann too!
Amber and Tawnee
were still tagging the horses. By the end of the day all of the horses
were tagged except three hooligans who decided the tags were extremely dangerous and they wanted nothing to do with them.
Amber was the last one to leave the rescue today. We all worked hard and will certainly have some sore muscles from trudging around in the mud today.
What a pretty sunset, the clouds cleared off just enough to really make it brilliant.
Thanks for voting on our E-News poll. If you are strongly convinced that weekly is a bad idea, you’d better vote! We will be sending it out to our E-news soon, we will see what the 2000+ readers have to say about the matter. No doubt it will be similar results. If you haven’t taken the poll, we would like to know your opinion! Click here.
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Sweety and Ranger’s Rescue Story.
In January of 2006 we were contacted by a supporter that there was serious horse abuse happening near Ukiah
, CA. The horses were a 24 year old gelding, named Ranger with a body score of 1-, and a 10 year old Paint mare named Sweety
with a body score of 1.
We contacted the Animal Control office in that county, but our phone call was not returned. We left the information and were hopeful that they would investigate and do whatever was necessary to remedy the situation. We were again contacted by our concerned supporter, and they were extremely concerned due to the severity of the situation. We were told that Animal Control came out and despite one of the horses falling down in front of the officer from weakness they just gave the owner a citation.
The horses were in such terrible condition, it is hard to see just how skinny this Paint is, the color white often hides their true condition, but she was knocking on deaths door.
Poor Ranger, he was so skinny. The story came out that their owner was a drug abuser, and the Sheriff officer attending the seizure knew for a fact they had gone for at least 8 weeks with no food. Ranger was more than happy to receive a handful of hay when this photo was taken.
They were so skinny!
After the owner was threatened with criminal prosecution, we managed to get the horses turned over to us since Animal Control had no desire to seize them.
Since we were so far from where they were being abused
, we arranged an emergency
foster home. The horses could only stand for a limited time before laying down from weakness, and the 6+ hour trailer ride would no doubt have killed them if we had tried to bring them to the rescue immediately.
It was hard seeing a young, innocent horse in such terrible condition. We were concerned especially for Ranger, being that he was 24, but we had high hopes for Sweety
(below) as she was only 10.
had untreated sores all over her body.
Both of the horses had great spirits and seemed to know that their bad days were over. They especially enjoyed getting to eat once again. Of course when an equine is this emaciated it requires extreme care and diligence to start them on a feeding program.
A few months later, Ranger was starting to gain weight, but he sure had a long way to go. He looked quite shaggy, but spring was coming and he was starting to hold his head higher once again.
In May of 2006, about 5 months after being rescued, Ranger was looking simply amazing! One could never tell he was the same horse that was a 1- on the body scale, as skinny as he could physically get and still be alive. The vet, who examined him upon being rescued, said he only had a few days to live. Ranger proved him wrong!
also looked amazing. She was all round and her bones no longer were protruding from
her body. Her sores were all healed and she was full of life once again.
The good news? Their owner got 6 years in jail, and then a long probation period where she cannot own or be around horses. She should be banned for life. Ranger and Sweety
were both adopted into awesome homes.
We would like to thank you, our supporters, for making it possible to rescue horses like Sweety and Ranger. Have a great weekend!
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