RESCUE REPORT!

We had a very sad rescue come in. Shez a Magic Girl a 21-year-old Standardbred. IHRWC received a call asking if we would take in an emaciated horse. The person did not feel comfortable telling the story of how they acquired her and wanted to remain anonymous. The first day she was here she was very shy of us. She didn't want us to touch her and would move away. By the next afternoon, she was coming up to us. We kept telling her the past is in the past they only care about your future here!

 

She enjoyed being groomed and going on short walks. Hooves down her favorite part of the day were mealtime! She was doing GREAT, and we were getting our hopes up.

 

Day 5 of being at IHRWC she went down and couldn’t get up on her own. Several volunteers came to help get her standing again. YAY! We were all so relieved!

 

Day 6 morning she was standing and until the afternoon. We let her stay laying down for a while to rest her old sore bones before putting a makeshift sling on her and getting her up.

 

Day 7 went the same way. Day 8 was very different.  Around 6 AM we went down to the barn to give her one of her meals (she got fed little meals every 4 hours) and found her laying down. This time in our hearts we knew she had given up. She was not fighting to get in a sit-up position. Not even when we filled her hay bag. We did fight for her while waiting for the vet and got her standing up. She went down again after only 5 minutes of standing on her own. The only thing left for us to do is give her that last act of kindness and end her suffering. We pet her telling her we understood she was tired and loved her.  

 

Shez a Magic Girl gave up her fight that morning. Magic Girl still weighs very heavy on everyone’s heart here at IHRWC. She will always be remembered and loved! Trust us we all ask the same questions and go through an array of emotions. 

Why did she have to give up?

How could someone let her get that bad?

Only if she would have come in sooner!

We will always FIGHT for these poor abused and neglected animals!

Please think about donating in Memory of Magic Girl to help save the next defenseless animal.

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Banshee and Volunteer
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One of our volunteers saying goodbye to Banshee before she goes to her new forever home!

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The volunteers are unloading a truck load of hay into the barn to feed the rescue animals.

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