We’re expecting a foal any day now! Shakira arrived pregnant when we rescued her on 6/28/17 (scroll down for rescue video) with her colt Dont’e at her side. Cross your fingers for a healthy baby! (Note, Dont’e has been weaned, and gelded.)
RESCUE: We rescued Shakira and Dont’e along with 4 other horses from the 8.5/East Everglades in SW Miami-Dade. She and the others were unconfined/at large, posing a danger to themselves and the public. Charges were filed by police against the owner.
RECOVERY: Shakira and Dont’e settled into their quarantine paddock upon arrival. Timid at first, Shakira and Dont’e became more trustful with patient handling. She arrived underweight and was nursing, so making sure she got the extra nutrition she and her colt needed was a priority. Shakira’s weight and health returned over the following three months, filling out nicely and her coat naturally gleaming. The handling time with our staff has had great results, she’s no longer fearful and is much more relaxed.
If you are interested in adopting Shakira, please first review our adoption application (CLICK HERE). If you feel you meet our requirements and would like more information on her, or to arrange to meet her, please email our adoption committee at (only if you are 18 or older). Please note we only adopt within the state of Florida.
RESCUE VIDEO – JUNE 28, 2017
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