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"Peg :eg", stolen filly, with photos!   Horse Rescue Updates

Started 11/11/07 by Guest; 11 views.
Guest

From: Guest

11/11/07

<p>The FOB's assisted with an amazing auction rescue in June, where we saved 7 horses. One foal was badly injured (which we named Riley), and she stayed at our farm for intense wound management. The other foal was bright, happy, and healthy. Another rescue told us about a wonderful family that would like to foster the mare and foal, then adopt the baby when it was time to be weaned. The rescue had adopted horses to the family over a year ago, and the horses we thriving! The farm had a gigantic grass field, and the cold accommodate a few extra horses in the summer time. The Paint mare and her bay filly went down there on a 4 month foster care agreement.</p>

<p>The Paint mare (mom), Cinnebun, was very hard to handle. We worked for hours in a small pen just to get a halter on. She had no idea how to lead. If she felt pressure on a halter she would rear up. She didn't know what grain was. She wouldn't take a treat from our hands. She had been very abused at one point. Her feet were so long, but even with heavy sedation, she was too nervous to trim (and we can't fully sedate a mare that has a foal at her side, for the baby's safety). The foster farm made tremendous improvements with the mare. She would eat grain out of their hand, and was beginning to trust people.

Our adoption agreement, like the adoption agreement of most rescues, requires a vet check. Unlike some others, we never allow the horses to be sold or given away. They must always come back to the rescue if they are no longer wanted.

I got a gut feeling, and went to go check on these horses three weeks ago. I borrowed a friend's truck, and towed my trailer several hours down to the farm. When I showed up, our horses weren't there. They had given away the mare to someone, and even made the new adopter sign our adoption agreement! All without my permission!!! Cinnebun is thriving in her new home. She's halter broke and even accepting a saddle! Her feet are trimmed, and she ate a treat from my hands over the fence!
Her filly was a much different story. I can't say too much, because we have filed theft and fraud charges against the foster family that sold our horse without our permission. The purchaser of the horse was not willing to surrender the filly back to us. A volunteer looked at the filly, who was in very poor condition. I worked with numerous law enforcement agencies for an entire week. At the end of the week, I still did not have permission to take our filly back. So, I took a day off from work and drive several hours again down to where the filly was. My friend brought her trailer. We were going to take back our horse, no matter what. At the last minute, a kind sheriff helped us. His name was Deputy Jason Vanderpool. With his escort, we easily and safely took back our filly. I'd like to thank Dep. Vanderpool, as he went above and beyond to help our horse. If you would like to thank him, please write him a letter and email it to me with "dep. Vanderpool" in the subject line. I will forward it to Deputy Vanderpool. We need to let the Sheriff's department know that their help is greatly appreciated. Normally, seizing a rescued horse is a very hard thing to do. Deputy Vanderpool made it quick and easy for us to safely bring our filly back into our care.

The filly was named "Peg Leg", because she had a badly injured left hind leg which was hot, swollen, and luxating. We call her Peggy for short. She was seen by a vet the morning after we seized her, who diagnosed her with inflammation of the growth plates and contracted tendons. We already set up an appointment (at a discount) with another vet this Thursday, but Peggy is already improving!!!!!

My friend, who lives closer to where Peggy was found, is keeping her as I am short on room and we also didn't want to transport the injured filly very far. My friend has paid her first vet bill ($84), and I'd like to give her some money for hay, grain, and medications. Peggy is on SandClear, as she has a LOT of sand in her belly. She needs Sandclear for one entire month.

Peggy is lethargic, full of worms, and tired from her ordeal. She is already perking up. She will need a forever home when she's ready to go. A safe, secure place to go where she will never be mistreated again. Are any FOB's looking for a wonderful new baby?

Here's some pictures of Peggy

Seeing the vet:

Stinky poo! Notice Holly's expression (friend and caretaker of Peggy)

ribs showing, with the Colorado mountains in the background.

getting her feet picked out. Peg's more interested in the grass than anything else!

Margaret and Peggy.

More updates to come soon!

Margaret

http://www.ColoradoTBrescue.org

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  • Edited 11/11/2007 12:14 pm ET by ColoradoTB
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Guest

From: Guest

11/11/07

Peggy is lethargic, full of worms, and tired from her ordeal. She is already perking up. She will need a forever home when she's ready to go. A safe, secure place to go where she will never be mistreated again. Are any FOB's looking for a wonderful new baby? Here's some pictures of Peggy Seeing the vet:
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Stinky poo! Notice Holly's expression (friend and caretaker of Peggy)
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ribs showing, with the Colorado mountains in the background.
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getting her feet picked out. Peg's more interested in the grass than anything else!
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Margaret and Peggy.
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More updates to come soon!
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Guest

From: Guest

11/11/07

Ok, so I screwed up the leading, and the photos! Geez!
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kckellsbells

From: kckellsbells

11/11/07

Peggy is adorable.  I am so glad you have her in your care now!
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beverly25410

From: beverly25410

11/11/07

Horses don't have sticky poo!  It must have been that she didn't want it in the camera angle.
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Guest

From: Guest

11/11/07

Hi Margaret!
I am confused (which is a common occurrence) The mare and baby were given away and the mare is doing well at her new home but the foal wasn't? Or they just gave away the foal?
Rose

p.s. You look so young! I am so sorry you have had so much stress. I hope things are getting a little bit better now.

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Guest

From: Guest

11/11/07

Am I the only one who wonders what such people, like those who took the foal and wouldn't give her back, are thinking when they take a horse and abuse it? 

Do they think they're training it?  Do they have so little knowledge that they don't know they're supposed to feed and worm the foal?

Let's hope they've decided that horse ownership isn't as easy as it looks in the movies, and decide to try a different hobby, like stamp collecting.

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CherylJone2

From: CherylJone2

11/11/07

Visited the baby today.    She is soooo sweet.  Much happier, less swelling in the leg today than the day the photos were taken.   Very puffed up belly though.    She's a good little eater.   Took pics, but didn't have my digital because the batteries were dead and I couldn't find any new ones.  so off to the lab the film goes tomorrow.

This baby will be a wonderful horse for someone.   She is so loving.  Can you tell I fell in love? :)

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Guest

From: Guest

11/11/07

"I am confused (which is a common occurrence) The mare and baby were given away and the mare is doing well at her new home but the foal wasn't? Or they just gave away the foal?
Rose

p.s. You look so young! I am so sorry you have had so much stress. I hope things are getting a little bit better now."

Actually, because we didn't have enough shelters/hay/etc, we placed the mare in foster care, with a 3 page written agreement that the horses were not to be sold, given away, or moved. They (the foster care) gave away the mare and sold the filly, without our knowledge. The mare is doing wonderfully in her newest home, whereas the baby wasn't!

It is very confusing!

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From: Guest

11/12/07

Okay, I got it now. Thanks. So the mama got a good home and can stay there. The baby is at your friend's now and will be better soon. :)
Rose
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