Mustangs Moved to New Habitat

| December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

After three months of recovery at Horses of Tir Na Nog, the herd of semi-feral mustangs that County of San Diego Department of Animal Services rescued from starvation are ready to explore their new habitat.

Early in August, County of San Diego Department of Animal Services rescued a group of mustangs from a property in the East County. The mustangs were emaciated.

The four mares and two fillies recovered well from their neglect and are now ready to explore their new habitat. The acres of undeveloped land adjacent to Horses of Tir Na Nog include a number of mature oak trees, a sandy area that will be perfect for the mustangs to roll in, and several sloped areas that will offer the herd a rich environment to explore.

“We are all eager to see the mustangs enjoy their new habitat. You wouldn’t recognize these beautiful girls today as the group that arrived in August,” explains Amy Pat Rigney, president of Horses of Tir Na Nog.

“We are immensely grateful to the foundations and organizations that helped this group of horses,” said Rigney. “PetSmart Charities® and a $3,000 Mustang Recovery Grant from ASPCA provided initial funding for us to purchase hay for this herd. Ongoing care of this special herd was funded by the Doris Day Animal Foundation, legendary performer Doris Day’s nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping animals and the people who love them. Taking on six emaciated horses at one time was a real challenge for us, but thanks to the financial support of these organizations, these horses are doing wonderfully well.”

Horses of Tir Na Nog is the oldest equine sanctuary in San Diego County and is currently caring for forty-five 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.

Mustangs enjoy their new habitat.

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