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DuchessDuchess, June 2009
Duchess, June 2009Duchess, June 2009

Duchess came into our rescue program on May 1st, 2009 from Beckham County. Duchess came into rescue along with 39 other horses, 12 Donkeys and a mule that were severely starved and neglected in Sayre, Oklahoma. Neighbors reported seeing several dead animals on the property to the Beckham County Sheriff's Office on April 28, 2009. Approximately 45 horse carcasses were located in different states of decomposition. The remaining 52 horses were found infested with internal and external parasites, injuries left untreated, hooves in extremely poor condition, some pregnant, one with a dislocated hip and another with a broken leg and body conditions ranging from a 1 to a 3. None of these horses were being properly cared for or had received proper Veterinary care in quite some time. Some of the horses hooves had growth over a year old. This is by far, one of the worst rescues we have seen. These horses have suffered a great deal. However, the ones that did not make it, suffered more than they should have been allowed. Horses were found dead, where they had dug themselves a hole and clearly suffered and died. It was devastating! We were able to save 52 horses, all of which are doing wonderful! These horses will never have to suffer the hands of such horrible neglect again. Please consider making a donation towards the rehabilitation of these wonderful horses.

Duchess is a Beautiful, Bay, QH, Mare. She is estimated to be 6 years of age! She was a body score of a 1 upon arrival, weighing in at 674 pounds, infested with ticks, lice and internal parasites. Duchess has been dewormed, treated for lice/ticks, had her feet trimmed, current negative coggins, and is gaining weight wonderfully. Duchess should be available for adoption in 60 days. She is a sweet girl and loves attention. She would make someone an excellent horse.

Duchess Update 6-26-09 -- Duchess is seeking that forever, loving home to call her own. She is a super sweet girl, she still needs to gain weight, but coming along great. Duchess is broke to ride and will make someone an excellent horse. She is super sweet and loves attention. Duchess has a current negative coggins, up to date on vaccinations, deworming and hoof maintenance.

Duchess has been adopted to a wonderful family in Red Rock, Oklahoma. Duchess is going to receive lots of love and attention by a wonderful family with children. She is enjoying 160 acres of beautiful Bermuda grass with some of their pasture buddies. We are thrilled that all of these beautiful horses found such a wonderful family.

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