In a shocking turn of events on September 27th, 2021, a distressing message reached the rescue organization about an abandoned horse trapped in a desolate barn. Despite personal plans and a heavy heart, the team decided to investigate the situation. The limited information provided only included a dark video, making it difficult to assess the horse’s condition.
Upon arriving at the location, expectations of finding an abandoned horse were shattered. Astonishingly, the owners were still providing alfalfa feed, but the horse had been confined to a stall for a decade. The consequences of such neglect were evident in the severe hoof growth and overall neglect the horse had endured. Realizing the gravity of the situation, immediate action was taken by contacting veterinarians for assistance.
The rescue team faced the challenge of loading the horse onto a trailer after years of immobility and excruciating pain. The journey to meet the dedicated veterinarians began, with the horse’s well-being as the top priority. Upon arrival at the veterinary clinic, a thorough examination revealed the extent of his suffering, while the veterinarians devised a comprehensive plan for his recovery.
Days of compassionate care, medical interventions, and gradual progress followed. With each step, the horse’s resilience became evident, encouraging the team to persevere. From trimming his overgrown hooves to providing necessary pain relief, the veterinarians and volunteers dedicated themselves to improving his condition. Sadly, despite their efforts, a heartbreaking turn of events occurred, and Thaddeus passed away, surrounded by those who fought for his well-being until the end.