Thanks to your extremely generous lifegiving donations, we rescued 11 horses from auction this last weekend. We can’t thank you, and our hard working rescue team Jim and Laura, enough for making this possible.
They all arrived at our shelter, curious and wide eyed at their new surroundings. It is really sad that this foal is in such poor condition, it’s hard to say what he has gone through in his short life, but from the looks of him, we know it can’t be good.
This is Tootsie, she is 15 years old and was ridden through the auction. She does have a very sore back which could be from a spinal injury. We are going to give her some time to heal before evaluating her training level.
Firefly is a off the track Thoroughbred who is 20 years old and has a very painful hernia on her abdominal wall with mass and heavy hard knots. Sadly, the best we can do for this precious girl is give her the Last Act of Kindness. It is so sad when people dump their horse at the auction when it needs them the most, instead of taking responsibility for their animal. Thankfully we were able to rescue Firefly, she will never know the horrors of the slaughter pipeline.
Penny is an 11 year old mare who has some cloudiness in her lenses on both sides. We are told she was a ranch horse and is nicely trained. Our vet says the cloudiness should not be an issue. She will be evaluated soon.
Thank you all again for your support of our auction rescue! We cannot thank you enough!