This summer along with saving dozens of dogs and cats “Save the Dogs and other Animals” offered home for two horses in difficult health and environment conditions.
In late June, Local Police from Medgidia contacted Them asking to help an abandoned horse left chained without food or water in the middle of hot summer. The dehydrated horse was there from several days until one citizen contacted the Local Police trying to find the owner.
FOJ collaborated with the Police and meanwhile they were looking for the owner, horse was staying with FOJ. Without having microcip it was a hard mission to achieve and after 2 weeks of no one claiming the horse, Police decided to hand the horse to them.
They welcomed the mare and named her Anica. She was staying in the isolator until last week, when laboratory test results came back good. FOJ tested her for AIE and the test is negative. This good news allowed us to move her in the stalls together with the rest of the horses.
Anica met Lena but after first day together FOJ saw that they don’t get along so well and they decide to split them. During the day Anica is out of the steal, eating grass and getting accommodated with this new environment and during the night she sleeps in individual boxes without directly getting in contact with other horses. In the meantime they socialize Anica to accept other horses around today they introduce her to Tania. (as you can see in the picture bellow)
It was a shy meeting but FOJ are confident that they will accept each other, as they are both gentle mares. It will take a little time to accommodate judging by them past abuses.
This month Anica had her hooves cleaned by FOJ's fairer and she was very well-behaved, she is acting well around staff and people that interact with her this big step into her recovery.
Second case brought to their attention is about a horse we named Mario. In the middle of July Mario was found by their President, Sara Turetta, in Cernavoda town. He was wandering in search of water and food. Taking him away was not an easy task: while Mario was being loaded on the trailer, his alleged owner appeared, trying to keep them from taking him away. Considering the dramatic condition of the animal and being devoid of microchip, our operators ignored the claims of the man and took Mario away.
Mario was taken in their isolator and immediately put into treatment, good food and water. He was dewormed and consulted by their vets. Unfortunately he was diagnosed with a conical disease named pulmonary emphysema and advanced state of weakness and cahexie.
Sadly because of this poor health condition and due to excessive summer heat, Morio’s body couldn’t resist. FOJ found his body in one morning, 2 weeks after being rescued. They think that he suffered of respiratory arrest during the previous night. At least they had the chance to offer him a peaceful end of his life, without being put to work or abused by his past owner.