Four Horses Saved from Severe Neglect

| October 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

This past October, thanks to an amazing team of volunteers, Horses of Tir Na Nog was able to help four horses in need through their Adoption Partnership with two counties, San Diego and San Bernardino.

Two mares, Tootsie Roll and Lil’ Girl were both rescued from severe neglect by San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control back in July. Tootsie Roll was diagnosed with laminitis, so no one applied to adopt her. It was determined that Lil’ Girl’s behavioral issues made her unsuitable for adoption to the public. 

Petey and Coco were part of an on-going County of San Diego Department of Animal Services neglect case. While both are underweight, Petey is considered emaciated.

“We are proud of our status as an Adoption Partner for both San Bernardino and San Diego County, although we do not generally receive animals from both agencies on the same day. We are grateful to our volunteers who made the long drive to San Bernardino to pick up the two mares urgently needing placement and then were able to facilitate picking up two additional horses in need here in San Diego County on the way home,” explained Amy Pat Rigney, Administrator.

Horses of Tir Na Nog is the longest-operating equine sanctuary in San Diego County and is currently caring for over one hundred equines. Horses of Tir Na Nog is an adoption partner with County of San Diego Department of Animal Services and works in compliance with American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Rescue and Retirement Guidelines.

Coco, who was part of a neglect case, is now in the care of Horses of Tir Na Nog.


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