As 2016 came to a close, County of San Diego Department of Animal Services continued to rescue abandoned and neglected horses throughout the County. While several have found loving homes, three had remained unadopted.
• Elton’s family was evicted in June. He and his buddies were left behind. Chronic foot issues left him waiting for a home for six months, long after all of his buddies found new homes.
• In September, Clark Gable was found tied to a tree in a ditch near Santa Ysabel with two Chihuahuas. This 20-year old Thoroughbred “cribs,” a stress response detrimental to his overall health.
• Gulliger was found loose in Fallbrook, wearing a saddle and bridle. After more than three months of waiting, no one has come forward to adopt this 25-year old gelding.
“We cannot imagine a better way to celebrate this holiday season than to welcome these three boys to their forever home,” explained Amy Pat Rigney, Horses of Tir Na Nog Administrator. “We are so grateful to the San Diego community for making it possible to offer a forever home to these three abandoned horses, as well as the 52 equines already at the ranch.”
Horses of Tir Na Nog is the longest-operating equine sanctuary in San Diego County and is currently caring for over fifty equines. Horses of Tir Na Nog is an adoption partner with the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services and works in compliance with American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Rescue and Retirement Guidelines.