A call from a citizen to police reporting 3 emaciated horses being kept in unhealthy/unsafe conditions at a ramshackle boarding facility in the C-9 Basin led to our rescue of Ajax, along with Albumasar and Wide Open on October 9, 2017. Ajax arrived down to skin and bone, scoring only a 1 on the equine body condition scale. His hooves were also rotted and overgrown, and his rehabilitation overall is expected to take months. He and the others received immediate hoof care, vaccines and were dewormed, and started on a refeeding program. Ajax and his rescue mates are in quarantine until October 30.
UPDATE 12/21/17: Ajax came in with an abscess on his left fore, and we’re happy to report it is healing nicely. As you’ll see from his featured photo taken on 12/14/17, he’s gaining weight and looking a lot less like a skeleton! He’s got a very nice personality, and we’re excited about this handsome young boy’s progress.
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