We received a new at-risk horse this week...
Moe was picked up 1/23/13 from a foreclosed property south of Camdenton. The property has been vacant for sometime and the realtor was desperate to find him a place to go. Moe is a 17 year old Arabian stallion that has lived on this Property nearly all his life. The owner is no longer in this area and we do not know much more about him. He is gentle natured, hands well and loaded like a champ. He will be taken to a local veterinarian to be gelded and then evaluated for placement. More than likely, he will have to remain isolated from other horses for a very long time. Donations to help cover the medical expense would be greatly appreciated.
“These 4 horses were obtained Sept. 2nd 2012, through joint efforts with the Missouri Humane Society from Northern Missouri. Additional information will be provided once we’ve been able to assess them individually.”
This is Carrot King. He arrived from Northern Missouri from a concerned neighbor that talked the owner into surrendering this 14 year old TB gelding after seeing the condition he was in. He is such a sweet soul and loved the bath, attention and good meal on his first day with us.
Other photos of recent August 2012 arrivals...
With the drought, we are in desperate need of support. We get calls daily about horses who are starving or neglected. Please, please do what you can to help. We are full and the need has never been more dire. Unfortunately, it's not going to get any better this year... Hay is horribly expensive ($100 to $130 a round BALE) IF you can even find any. We are currently working on getting hay from Louisiana and the transport cost alone is HUGE without the cost of the hay. If you have any pasture and/or can foster a horse, that will give us the ability to save another soul.
Mamacita and little Amigo
Charley was an owner surrender
Mamacita and her little appy baby, Amigo
Isabella was released to us by the Humane Society of Missouri. She was terribly underweight, had spots of rain rot as well as a healthy dose of lice. Her left front leg has an injury just above the hoof which occurred sometime in the past, and because of this and her hooves were not being trimmed, she was walking on the back part of her heel. We had a farrier trim her feet immediately and she now has a corrective shoe on that foot which we hope will eventually enable her to stand straight and walk on her foot rather than the back of her heel. She has been wormed, had her shots and is scheduled for a dental as soon as she becomes stronger. She is getting medicated baths to rid her of the rain rot and the lice......and is doing MUCH better in just the few days that she has been with us.
She is eating well.....and is settling down to a routine here and always has a "whinny' for us when she sees us coming. VERY sweet mare estimated to be about 14 years old. Isabella needs a sponsor to help with her medical needs.
Joey is a 4 year old Arabian gelding and is broke to ride.
Royal and Little Tink...
Royal and Little Tink were an especially sad case. The sheriff, with assistance from FMNHR, removed 4 horses from their location. Tink(3 months old), Tink's mother, Royal(2 years old stud colt) and another mare were all in terrible shape. They were emaciated. The mares had to be lifted with a back hoe and makeshift sling onto a flatbed trailer because they were too weak to stand. Once we got them back to the sanctuary, we immediately called our veterinarians. They came out right away, but it was too late for the mares. One mare passed away shortly after getting to the sanctuary and Tink's mom had to be euthanized. It was a devastating time for all of us here at FMNHR, but it served to strengthen our resolve and give us the determination to redouble our rescue efforts.
The amazing thing about Royal is that he took little Tink under his "hoof" and helped her as she dealt with losing her mom. He took such tender care of Tink. They were (and remain) inseparable. Royal and Tink have been adopted, but it appears that Royal has some serious spinal issues. He will be going to a specialist soon to determine the extent of his injuries. Even with all that, he remains devoted to Tink. Amazing. If you would like to donate to Royal's medical bills, please contact FMNHR.
The 2 mares that crossed the Rainbow Bridge shortly after arriving at FMNHR...