It wasn’t that long ago when a woman discovered two Thoroughbreds locked up in a barn, starving and in need of water. Both horses trapped inside the barn without food. There was a bucket of water, but it wasn’t within reach of either horse,
The good Samaritan – despite her good deed and negotiations - does not want publicity and wishes to remain anonymous.
She recalled finding the horses and being shocked at their appearance. She said, "There was a bucket of water near the stall, but they couldn't get to it. At least these horses now have a second chance."
The Davie, Florida woman contacted the owner of the horses and received permission to feed and care for them. After several weeks of care, she had talked him into releasing the horses to a caring rescue group. Without her efforts, who really knows what might have happened - She was instrumental in saving the horses from an uncertain future. Best of all, she made arrangements for the January 28 rescue.
The horses’ owner agreed to surrender the horses to the rescue. This is when Victor Cutino and his newly-founded Peaceful Ridge Rescue in Davie, Florida, stepped in to help. The two Thoroughbreds, named Dreamer and Haven, transferred to Cutino’s rescue, are on the way to good health, are on a regular feeding schedule, and are beginning to thrive. The rescue, in an effort to defray some costs for their care, are offering sponsorships for each of the horses.
Cutino said, "They've been eating hay ever since they got here.”
The one-time racehorses settled in comfortably at Peaceful Ridge Rescue and appear to be doing very well.
Florida horse experts remain alert regarding horse neglect cases that are still too common in the state.
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