BENEFITING: Humane Society of Central Illinois
Please Help Ponies in Need! In late May, the Humane Society of Central Illinois (HSCI) received a complaint about ponies with extremely long hooves. There are three ponies with "slipper feet," which is the result of lack of proper hoof care. Equine feet should be trimmed every six to eight weeks. These ponies have not been trimmed for at least a year, probably longer. The owner agreed to relinquish these three ponies to the HSCI and we can get their feet corrected, but that is not a one-time process. The ponies will need to see a specialty farrier several times to get their feet back to a normal length. They will have to go to our equine vet so they can be sedated and power saws will be needed to cut off the extra hoof length. They also may be lame for a while because it may take some time for their feet to readjust to being normal. Needless to say, taking care of the ponies will be expensive. We estimate the cost will be $2,000. So, we are reaching out to our supporters and the general population to help us pay for their hoof-trimming, vet care, and everyday care until they can be available for adoption. Won't you help?