Star has been with us since september 2022. When we rescued her, we honestly thought that maybe at this point if she came to us purely for "a last act of kindess". Sadly, we did not think we could help her and didn’t expect her to be with us for long. Nevertheless, without hesitation, we welcomed her into our sanctuary. The photos do not show even half of the problems.
We were sent a video of where she was living, in a tiny space made of rusty bed frames and sharp edges, she had no food for days prior to coming to us. What she did have was a recent sweating saddle patch showing that she had been ridden very recently.
She was very skinny, but that was not the root issue. If anything, the lack of weight was helping her situation by not adding more weight to her extremely painful feet. Her feet were so bad, we honestly thought she wouldn't have a chance. However, with the confirmation of the vet and x-rays we had a chance for a slow recovery. Unfortunately she could barely walk. It is not only heart breaking that she was left to get to this point, but even still having been ridden despite her severe condition!
This girl had and has still a slow recovery ahead of her. But she has all the time in the world, all of the love, volunteers and support she needs. But we can not do it alone. We rely on sponsors and donations. If you could donate towards her expensive recovery she would be very grateful.