I get it, we are dealing with this incredible amount of mud and water just like everyone around us, but COME ON. How do you look at this horse day after day and just think that it's fine? She had NO place to get out of this mud, which was 2 feet deep in some spots, not even in her tiny makeshift turnout shelter. She was LITERALLY in a back yard all by herself. Fortunately, a family member FINALLY contacted St. Clair County Animal Control and that got the ball rolling. With much persistence, the owner signed off on the horse and she came here with us. We are once again unbelievably proud to be able to partner with animal control to get this little girl out of the mud and on to a better life.
We thought she was just a baby, maybe 2 years old. But, after doing some research, we found out she is FIVE YEARS OLD! We learned her original owners also owned her mother and this poor horse has NEVER known good care. She has known nothing but neglect her entire life! She is so stunted she has the body and teeth of a horse less than half that age.
Her halter was literally weeks from being completely embedded. She is super headshy and it takes forever to make adjustments to her halter. She does have a dent and permanent scar on her nose. She's a little skinny, has a lot of rainrot along her back, but she's a sassy little girl and we do think that once she gets some rehab and tlc, she will be just fine. We are calling her Lacy.
Any donations to help us with rehab are greatly appreciated. On behalf of our grateful rescued horses, THANK YOU!