The horses, Shakira a 13-year-old Arabian and Tia, an 11-year-old Quarter/Arabian were transported to MSCPA’s Nevins Farm. The neglected horses suffered from overgrown teeth and severely disfigured hooves. Both had sores on their backs caused from standing on manure so deep, their backs were pushed into the barn’s rafters. The horse’s owner was arraigned in court on four counts of animal cruelty.
The MSPCA’s Nevins Farm is currently caring for both horses providing providing them with a careful refeeding program, pain mediation and farrier services. The horses will remain at the facility until they are healthy enough to be adopted. A statement posted on the MSPCA at Nevins Farm Facebook page, March 2, provided an update on the horses’ conditions.
“Their recovery will be a careful, long process – and is still quite guarded – but we’re celebrating how much happier they look already”