I read the horrific story out of Ludlow, MA… Two mares trapped in a barn for years with manure so high, their backs rubbed onto the ceiling. Their rescuers, MSPCA, had to dig them out by hand. Once out, their slipper hooves told the story of horrendous abuse. So did their teeth full of hooks and points. The most confusing part… their owner fed them daily while they were trapped in these conditions. Unbelievable.
Meet Tia (Pinto Quarter horse cross, 11 yrs) and Shakira (Arab cross, 13 years). Survivors.
Let’s PLEASE help MSPCA rehabilitate these two young mares! All donations are 100% tax deductible! No amount too small – Could you give them your Starbucks today?
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FIRST MOMENTS OF FREEDOM. Barely able to walk, but enjoying the sunshine.
I SPOKE TO THEIR CAREGIVERS AT MSPCA – THE STORY.
I spoke with Heather at MSPCA. She was THRILLED that we want to help. Heather said that these girls had to be dug out by hand as no backhoe could work in the narrow doors of their barn. Once rescuers haltered the mares and tried to walk them out, they realized something was very wrong. First of all, the girls had been in that horrid prison barn for so many years … they were hesitant to leave AND THEN, once they took a few labored steps, all the humans saw their feet… Vets were on hand to evaluate both mares.
To say the least, the 2 hour drive to the MSPCA facility was stressful for all. But the girls made it. They were again treated by vets and bathed. The farrier specialist came the next day to tend to their feet. Tia, the pinto, is the worst. She has very severe coffin bone rotation.
Both mares have horrible teeth but the vets want to wait a bit, until they are stronger. For now, radiographs, special foods, special hoof care, supplements and love. Lots of love. Their condition is ‘guarded’ – especially Tia. She is the youngest but most effected. Right now, both mares are on medication to help with pain. Their feet are being evaluated on a daily basis.
Heather said after all these girls have been through, it is remarkable how loving they are. In fact, she had trouble taking photos because the girls kept putting their noses into the camera lens.
WE CAN REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR THESE MARES AND THEIR CARE!
Let’s please help MSPCA help Tia and Shakira! We can really make a difference in the life of these mares! Time to right this horrible wrong! All donations are 100% tax deductible! Thank you!
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