Mora was rescued along with 4 other horses and a young pony 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.
Immediately upon arrival at our ranch, our veterinarian determined Mora is suffering from Indigo poisoning. She also has a deep cut in her lip, and is emaciated (body score 2 on the Henneke scale). She is currently in quarantine and getting the best care possible. Please check back soon for updates.
7/15/17 UPDATE: Mora’s lip is healing thanks to the daily care volunteer Karen gives her. A DNA kit has been ordered from The Jockey Club to help determine her identity, as she might be an unraced Thoroughbred.
8/11/17 UPDATE: Mora has fully recovered from Indigo poisoning, and her lip is completely healed. She still has weight to gain, but slow and steady is always best.
9/1/17 UPDATE: Mora has been with us for two months now, and continues to improve. As you’ll see in the video below, she is much steadier on her feet. (When she arrived, her equilibrium was so off, she was didn’t want to move.) We did receive results back from her DNA test, and unfortunately it did not return a match. So, her identity remains a mystery. What we DO know is that she’s as sweet as they come, and we just love her.
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