Flor was rescued with 5 other horses from the 8.5/East Everglades in SW Miami-Dade on June 28, 2017. She and the others were unconfined/at large, posing a danger to themselves and the public. Charges have been filed by police against the owner.
Upon examination by our veterinarian, Flor was diagnosed with Indigo poisoning and noted she is blind or nearly blind. The young filly is malnourished, and very unsteady on her feet due to probable neurological damage from the poisoning. We’re doing everything we can for her, and hope for some improvement in her condition. Please check back soon for updates.
8/5/17 UPDATE: We are very happy to announce that Flor has recovered completely from Indigo poisoning, which had caused her temporary blindness. She is active and healthy, spending her days out in the pasture with her other pony friends and her evenings in her comfy stall. She has just learned how to lead, and is doing great at it. We could not be more relieved or happy for her! For those interested, Flor will be available for adoption very soon. Stay tuned!
9/1/17 UPDATE: Flor is now officially available for adoption! Our adorable young mini has stolen our hearts, she’s an absolute sweetheart with a big personality. Honestly, we should put a warning label on her: “Exposure to Flor, even in limited amounts, can reduce most to mush and result in the overwhelming desire to adopt her on the spot.”
If you would like to learn more about Flor and/or to make an appointment to see her (see warning above), please email our adoption committee at (only if you are 18 or older). Please note we only adopt within the state of Florida.
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