An “After” Now to Go with His “Before”
- Breed – Black Grade Gelding
- Entry Date –1/23/2016 in his mid-twenties
- Type of rescue –Surrender
- Reason –Starvation due to neglect
- Special needs –Special feeds during recovery
Arlo came from the same property in Central Point where Frida was also surrendered during the same week. Our beloved Royal Crown came from the same property. Two months in Sanctuary have made a huge difference in his body score and disposition.
Sadly, less than three years ago, the same owner on the same property surrendered two horses after intervention by law enforcement, including our beloved Royal Crown who was also emaciated from starvation. At that time, as in January, other animals had to be left on the property.
The need to intervene was desperate for these horses, closer to death each day. Even after recovery, they may still suffer and finally succumb to the lasting effects of malnutrition. There was no time to go through the long, legal process of prosecuting the owner, who in the meantime, remains free to continue the practice that resulted in the suffering endured by Frida, Arlo, and Royal Crown.
With care both Arlo and Frida will able to live out the rest of their natural lives in Equamore Sanctuary’s mare and gelding fields. The question still remains, however, both for Equamore and law enforcement: how long will it be before we are called to the same property again?
Place story here.