I was told he was left for dead at a park in Riverside County and picked up by animal control. Now he is in one of their pens and if not rescued immediately will be euthanized - on their "to be killed list". This is the same facility that Precious came from and when you look at his pictures, you can see he is in much the same shape. We are asking for funds to save him and bring him back to health. No donation is too small.
He is emaciated and clearly malnourished, so one of the first things we will do is have our vet Christi Garfinkel, give him a thorough exam and blood draw so we can see the extent of his malnutrition, aliments and parasite load.
Looking at his front legs, they are a carbon copy of Precious. No doubt there is arthritis in the knees and possible ringbone in the pasterns. We were told he is still wearing shoes and his hooves are over long. We have the farrier coming on Friday to pull the shoes and trim him up. It makes me cringe to just look at this picture.
In cases like this we need to put weight back on slowly and be careful when deworming so that the toxins from the parasite treatment don't make him sick or colic. To prevent colic we deworm with 1/2 doses over a more extended time frame.
We will immediately start him on Purina Enrich 32 ration balancer which has all the needed vitamins, minerals and amino acids needed to rebuild his muscle mass, deal with anemia and also probiotics to help his digestive system get back to normal. Thanks to Christina at Hawthorne Country Store in Escondido who found a $5 discount coupon for us to use and set aside their last bag for us to pick up tomorrow.
We will also get his dentistry done to be sure he is getting as much nutrition from his food as possible. In 2-3 months we will do a follow-up blood analysis to see how he is doing and if other treatment is needed.
All this will take money so we are asking for donations to help with his urgent and ongoing needs. It breaks my heart that people dump horses to fend for themselves. I don't care what the reason, it is just unacceptable. But we can make a difference for this guy, so please share the word and help us raise the funds to save his life, get this poor guys health back and make his last years, good years.
Please donate now!
Thank you so much from everyone at EqWBR and Jen at Baker Ranch Equine Rescue, who is going to pick him up from Riverside Animal Control tomorrow and bring him back to Ramona.
Your donation is appreciated so very much!
If you would prefer to send a check to EqWBR, PO Box 324, Ramona, CA 92065
The generosity of so many caring people allows us to care for these horses in need.
Equine WellBeing Rescue Inc. is a 501c3 Public Charity
Donations are tax-deductible
Federal Tax ID# 45-2835562
Federal Tax ID# 45-2835562