October Bucket Fund: NUNU, the horse who was RIDDEN AT A RUN 7 miles down a Chicago freeway and WHIPPED AFTER SHE COLLAPSED… will live… but she needs intense care. LET’S HELP HER!

Did you read this horrific story?   The man who ran his horse (NUNU) down the freeway?

You can read one of the many news stories here.  It was reported that NuNu was run 7 miles down the freeway and that she was whipped when she fell.  Her legs and sides were bleeding.

She is now at Forest View Farms, and we can help her with her ongoing care!

All donations are 100% tax deductible.  THANK YOU in advance.  This is horrific to me and I cannot believe the torment this poor horse had to endure.

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Here is a brief news description:

“CBS2 reported that the horse was taken into care by animal services after Hollingsworth was arrested. A veterinarian said its heart-rate was double that of a normal horse, and that its eyes had dilated to the point where they resembled those of a cartoon character. The animal was also overheated, dehydrated and had been further injured by Hollingsworth failing to saddle it properly. Veterinarians said it would have been ‘virtually impossible’ for Hollingsworth not to have known that it was suffering. The horse was given painkillers to ease its pain, but remained critically-ill as-of Tuesday. Medics say it is unlikely the animal will ever recover, and believe it will have to be put to sleep. In June, Hollingsworth posted a Facebook video vowing to ride his horse until it died.”


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NuNu was brought to Forest View Farms.  We know that NuNu had excellent medical care immediately after she was turned over to the authorities.  She was given bags and bags of fluids but no other protocols were released pending the court case.  However, they were able to send some photos.  It is said that she will survive but her recovery will be very long.  She should never be ridden again.

NuNu is recovering. However, she will never be ridden again.

A NOTE FROM HER CARETAKERS AT FOREST VIEW FARMS – They are so grateful for the help… and NuNu is starting to show extreme gratitude as well!

Here is a note from her caretakers at Forest View Farms:

“Nunu personality was a hard thing to judge in the beginning, she just did what ever we asked without question! Now that she is feeling better she is starting to show us what she likes and don’t like! She does not have a mean bone in her body, she loves face rubs and not sure she is to fond of my constant kisses! We can see the light slowly coming back in to her eyes! I think her true self is slowly coming out!”

They say that she was VERY obedient and wide eyed.  Thank you thank you!!

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4 comments have been posted...

  1. Carol Garza

    This man should be charge with cruelty and should never be allow to own a horse or any animal ever again and should be thoroughly investigate for other horse being tortured what in the world is wrong with be. Also, he should be put in a mental hospital if they still exist.

  2. Penny Sinclair

    In the photo there is a police car behind the horse and rider. Why did they let this happen?!

  3. Darlene Emme

    This man must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law! Why did the police not stop this senseless act sooner?

  4. Bunny

    Local news reports that are equestrian-oriented are also pointing out that the guy’s uncle has a large horse farm and the other horses are treated similarly. I do not get why the authorities so often look the other way. Thank goodness they did not this time. But the uncle needs to be investigated too.

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