It’s raining abandoned horses in South Florida. We just rescued Oliver last night (8/3/17), an older emaciated Arabian gelding covered in painful summer sores. Dumped by some unconscionable person in the 8.5/East Everglades area of SW Miami Dade where we rescue many of our horses, like Ransom, saved just two days prior. Both left to fend for themselves and likely die in the punishing South Florida summer heat and frequent rains. Our thanks to a young man who found him and his family for calling police!
Oliver is safe at our ranch now, with a vet on the way to tend to his sores and vaccinate him this afternoon. Please check back for updates.
8/11/17 UPDATE: Oliver is on the mend! We can see marked improvement on all of his sores, especially his legs. His appetite is good and he’s already putting on some weight, and he has a great personality. We are very pleased with his progress.
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