8-27-14

Wednesday morning Tawnee and Russ were heading out to assist Animal Control on a case involving a wild horse.

It was a bit of a drive but very uneventful, which is always a good thing.

Finally they arrived and met with Animal Control.

A horse had been abandoned on some people’s property, so they called Animal Control, who in turned asked us to assist as they are not set up to deal with wild horses.  The property owners did have a very nice loading chute and the horse loaded right up.  The horse has been blurred out as it is an active Animal Control case until further notice.

Animal Control also had a sheep they wanted to transfer to our organization.  The sheep was abandoned with a broken leg and a nasty wound on the side of its head.  They had their vet treat the sheep and cast its leg, it’s just a matter of time until she is healed up.  Her name is Wilma.

At the shelter a trailer had pulled up with 2 horses that had to be surrendered.

The surrender paperwork was done first.

Meet the horses!  The Paint mare is named Bree, she is about 17 years old and 14.2 hands tall.  We are told she was a show horse and doesn’t like shots.   She hasn’t been ridden in years so we will have Kirsty refresh her.

Risky is a 9 year old 16 hand tall mare.  She will bite and kick any horse when she is being ridden, but on a ride by herself she is fine.  She does pull back and has broken multiple halters.

By this time Tawnee and Russ were almost back to the shelter.  There is a lot of road construction going on near the shelter, which is good, but there can be delays too.

At the shelter Russ unloaded Wilma.

She was very happy to see some other sheep at the shelter.  The hair sheep were shocked.  What a wooly sheep!

They soon began making friends.  They were so cute as they each introduced themselves to her.

The wild horse from Animal Control unloaded safely into a waiting pen.

Thank you all for your support, we really appreciate it and so do the animals at the shelter.