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Tennie the Little Blind Colt

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THE STORY:

Charity was an auction rescue from October of 2011. She and about 30 other horses were owned by a guy in Fallon, Nevada. He lived on Indian Reservation land and he decided not to feed his horses, but turned them out on the sparse land around his house to fend for themselves. The land couldn’t support their nutritional needs and they continued to waste away.

The owner was grazing them illegally on Bureau of Indian Affairs land. So the BIA confiscated all the horses. The BIA contacted Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue directly and let us know that the starving horses were going to have to go to the auction because that’s what the law says they have to do when they pick up animals from BIA land. They really didn’t want the horses to go to slaughter and they were hoping that we could rescue them. So we did.

Charity was in the bunch. Her topline was very sunken – no fat at all and just bones protruding but her belly was big and round. We thought maybe Charity was pregnant or there was a possibility that she was just wormy which happens a lot with undernourished horses – if they have a lot of worms they get bloated and skinny. So we weren’t completely sure for a while until her belly kept growing and she got healthier and put weight back on. The problem is that she was pregnant for quite a while during the time she was malnourished that the foal developing inside her barely got the nutrition he needed to develop at all.

On July 31, 2012 Charity gave birth to her colt. His eyes never developed and his legs were not straight. He was weak and didn’t have the strength to nurse. He was also not breathing well because he had acquired pneumonia. The veterinarian was called out and he gave him only 10% chance of survival. We decided to name him Tennie.

Against those odds – he did survive and is doing well. He is the most adorable little guy – with or without eyeballs. He will always need special care but with your help we can provide it.

The price of hay is still at an all-time high. It’s a struggle every month to meet the needs of our rescued horses, and when we have a special case like Tennie – it’s even harder. Please help us any way you can. Thank you.

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Doodle

Doodle

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4 years ago