Cupid came into our rescue program on August 12, 2010. Cupid is one of 17 horses that survived a horrific trailer accident on the Turner Turnpike on May 18, 2010. Cupid 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.
Cupid is a super sweet Bay, Quarter Horse, Gelding. He is estimated to be 9 years of age. Cupid quickly earned his name, not only for the heart on his forehead, but for the loving personality he has. Cupid is always the first to greet you with a welcome nicker and sweet carass of his soft nose. This special boy is a true blessing. He touches everyone that meets him. He is patient and kind. I am sure that he could tell us an awful story about his journey here. I can only imagine what all he has been through, but this special boy just keeps on giving. He knows he is safe now. Cupid has a puncture wound on his hind stifle that he has been carrying around since the day of the accident. We are getting the infection under control and he is such a trooper on his daily doctoring. This special boy has a current negative coggins, up to date on vaccinations, deworming, hoof maintenance and teeth floating. Once we get his infection under control and his injuries healed, this sweet boy will be available for adoption. Please consider making a donation towards Cupid's Rehabilitation. We will update as he progresses.
Cupid has been adopted to a wonderful family in Charleston, Illinois. Cupid is going to be extremely well loved and spoiled rotten with his forever, loving family. Cupid's family knew instantly that he was meant to be with them, as they had followed our website for several years, but Cupid spoke to them immediately and called for them to bring him home. They traveled from Illinois to meet this special guy, even after knowing that he will be a companion animal only. They knew that Cupid's journey was not complete and it was love at first site. Of course, they knew that Cupid would need a buddy, so he is being joined by Gidget in their forever, loving home. Three weeks after their initial visit Cupid and Gidget made their way home to Illinois. Both are going to be showered with love and attention. We are thrilled for these two and know they have found their forever, loving family!
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.