May 2012 Field Update!
Your gracious contributions have continued to assist horses in dire need involved in county cruelty investigations. The update in February spotlighted 4 horses that your donations assisted. Since then, one was humanely euthanized due to illness (all were exposed to Salmonella on the property) and a 5th horse from the case came in - Takoda. In addition, the pregnant mare gave birth to a healthy filly May 3rd, and was named "Tika" which means flower! Without your support of this program, these horses would not have had a safe place to go for food, shelter and medical care. Thank you for giving the surviving horses a second chance for a new life!
In addition, USERL is currently assisting Dinwiddie County in Virginia regarding 60 horses seized from an owner a week ago. USERL is assisting in triaging the horses to determine needs for those in critical condition (and moving them to appropriate fosters that can provide for their care), and organizing efforts to help the county re-home others in the group as well as assisting with in-kind and monetary donations for all the horses care.
2012 continues to be a challenge in meeting the needs of counties USERL serves in housing/caring for horses needing placement in a responsible, able program/home. Your support allows USERL to meet some of those needs and share in the rewarding experience of giving a neglected/abused horse a second chance at life! The county needs are almost always critical for needing immediate help when cases such as this occur. Thank you for supporting this project which gives USERL the initial funds to cover horses in such great need!
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