Catori came into our rescue program on August 12, 2010 . Catori is one of 17 horses that survived a horrific trailer accident on the Turner Turnpike on May 18, 2010. Catori along with 29 other horses were headed to Mexico on that horrible day, fated for slaughter. Unfortunately, 11 died instantly or had to be euthanized on scene of the wreck, 2 later died once they were transported back to the kill buyers property in Missouri. It is horrible to think that an overturned semi trailer is a blessing. But to these surviving 17 horses that horrific day is what ultimately saved their lives. These beautiful horses were given a second chance. Thanks to HSUS for assisting us in our efforts to gain custody of these wonderful horses. It is a blessing to provide these horses a chance to be adopted and given the opportunity to be loved and someone's companion, such as many once were before being sold at a Livestock Auction in Missouri and Illinois. Many still wear their scars and wounds on them from that horrible day. Nothing about the Slaughter industry is humane. These horses not only suffered a horrible trailer wreck, but it is clear that they received little to no care while waiting at the Kill buyers to make that awful transport again. These horses have remained in the custody of the kill buyer in Missouri until August 12th, all pictures posted are from the day of arrival into our rescue program and our Veterinary Day, which was 4 days after arrival. Thankfully, their horrible road to hell has ended and now we are providing them the care that they deserve, so that wonderful families can enjoy these sweet, sweet horses. It only takes a few minutes to look into these horses eyes and see the love, fear, uncertainness, and forgiveness that they have to offer. They will send you a message of thanks daily, from a simple nicker to a loving caress. Please note that the 17 horses are located in foster care. If you are interested in adopting one of these horses, please notify us, so that we can make arrangements to get that particular horse here at our facility to be seen.
Catori is a super sweet Bay, Quarter Horse, Mare. She is estimated to be 4 years of age. She is a beautiful girl and loves attention. Catori stands about 14 - 14.2 hands tall. She is super sweet, loves attention and stands for the farrier. She is very healthy and waiting for her forever, loving family. Catori is NOT broke to ride. She is ready for a forever, loving home where she can be trained under saddle. She is super sweet and very smart. Catori loads in a trailer with no problems. Catori has a current negative coggins, up to date on vaccinations, deworming, hoof maintenance, and teeth floating. If you are interested in giving this sweet girl the forever, loving home that she deserves, please submit an adoption application or call/email to schedule an appointment to come visit Catori.
Update 10/1/10 We just learned that Cartori is expecting a foal and due to deliver within the next 30 to 45 days. Everything appears to be healthy. Can you believe that this sweet girl was pregnant and heading to slaughter? This baby would have never stood a chance! Amazing how she survived a horrible trailer accident and her unborn baby survived as well. These two have a second chance at life. Catori is a sweet girl, she had experienced some trauma to her left eye during the wreck, but she does have partial vision in it. If you are interested in adopting this sweet girl and her foal, please submit an adoption application or call/email to schedule an appointment to come visit Catori.
Update 3/20/2011 Catori has finally foaled a beautiful, healthy, Colt. Moonstruck was born on March 19, 2011. The moon was the closest it has been to the Earth in 20 years that night - a so called "Supermoon". This little miracle picked the best time to arrive into this world. Moonstruck is a symbol of hope and rebirth and the survival of all these horses, to come all this way and have this baby was an uplifting moment for all of us involved in the rescue. Catori is a wonderful mother and the baby is enjoying life to the fullest. Catori and Moonstruck are seeking their forever, loving home together, where they will receive unconditional love and attention. If you are interested in giving these two miracle lives a forever, loving home, please submit an adoption application or call/email to schedule an appointment to come see Catori and her foal Moonstruck.
Catori and Moonstruck have been adopted to a wonderful family in Calumet, Oklahoma. Catori & Moonstruck's foster family suffered a direct hit from the EF5 Tornado in Calumet, Oklahoma, loosing everything, including 18 of the 21 horses. Catori and Moostruck were survivors yet again and the foster family has decided to adopt these sweeties. After loosing so much, they couldn't bare the thought of loosing these two as well. Both momma and baby are going to be spoiled rotten and extremely well loved.
Please call or email to schedule an appointment to visit the horses currently available in our rescue program. We are generally available by appointment Monday - Thursday after 5:30 and anytime Friday - Sunday. We do maintain full time jobs, so we are not always available on weekdays. Please be patient with us and we will return your call/email as soon as possible.