Thanks to generous supporters like you, USERL was able to respond to an emergency call from Sampson County, NC officials, to take in an emaciated mare in life-threatening condition. Your donations helped with initial care, and ongoing fundraising will continue for her expenses on her long road to recovery. The mare, now named “Isis”, is a seven year old BLM Mustang, as indicated from her freezebrand. She was being kept in a small dirt area filled with trash and tethered, with no food or water. Old wounds on her legs indicate previous entanglement with the rope, but luckily she appears without any lingering lameness issues from the trauma. Severe diarrhea from ingesting large amounts of dirt has already resolved with careful re-feeding of good hay. This week, if she continues to do well with the re-feeding schedule she will begin on small amounts of feed concentrate to boost her energy levels. She currently needs assistance to stand after laying down for naps and is on 24 hour observation.
Rehabilitating a horse in Isis’s severe condition is time consuming and very expensive. However, the rewards of returning them to good health and a second chance at a good life are priceless! During this season of giving, please consider a donation to USERL to help “Isis” and others like her. So many horses are suffering in this poor economy. We can’t help them all, but with your help – we can make a difference for a few!
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