MEET XENA THE FIGHTER:
She was found locked inside of a fenced electrical station. She had been dragged – by a wire found on the ground – from wherever she was attacked (by what, we don’t know…) into this cage, left to die.
In this picture, rescuers are walking her out of the power station cage and down to an awaiting trailer.
WARNING: The next images (below) of the wounds are very graphic…
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
No one knows….
All we know is that Xena was found by hikers who passed by the power station and saw a bleeding horse, locked inside.
This is what the rescuers had to say:
I (Elisa) found her while hiking with my husband. I put out a call to AC and also posted her on my FB tagging a few fellow animal lovers for help with my phone number. I got several calls. Lisa was ready to go with a trailer and available Vet. Sarah offered the trailer, space, and 24/7 care of the wounds. Lisa did all background stuff got the vet in play, trailer and space.
AC control told me they were putting her down and I asked for time to network her and the name of field supervisor so I could direct Lisa and Bryn (volunteering veterinarian).
We found her at 11am, AC got there at 12, Lisa and Sarah met up with AC at 130 and Doc got there at 145. They started working on her at 2:20 and finished cleaning, suturing and dressing by 9pm.
Let’s let Elsa’s light shine on Xena!