This sweet horse was left abandoned in a field near our stables in Añasco, Puerto Rico. After many weeks of neglect she suffered moderate to severe injuries along her back and her legs at which point someone finally rescued her from the field and brought her into the barn. We are unsure if the damage was from another horse or from barbed wire (there are several stories) but her wounds were festering and filled with maggots. She is severely emaciated and losing hair on her face and body as well. Her previous owner was notified has no interest in saving the horse. He agreed to surrender the animal and we decided that we could not simply let her die.
The horse has been seen by a veterinarian (Dr. Melanie Zurkowsky from Miradero Veterinary Hospital) and was administered IV fluids, antibiotics, vitamins & wound care. With the proper care & love she should recover in full but it will not be cheap or fast.
Our small operation does not have the funds to take on another horse in need but in our hearts we could not let this animal suffer. Please consider donating to her care and rehabilitation.
If you live in the Western Puerto Rico area and prefer to give a donation of time or good such as feed or supplies, please contact us for information on how to help.
West Coast Ecuestre is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.