Heart problems, breathing difficulties, missing teeth: age does not spare poor Angelo!
Sally is a 25 year old Shetland pony, who was abandoned for more than 5 years in a meadow.
As her feet have not been maintained for years, they have become deformed. In particular, she has a displacement of the phalanges in the two front hooves, which handicaps her greatly.
To make matters worse, Sally has Cushing's disease. She has a lot of lunging and has to lie down 90% of the time because her feet are so inflamed.
To get her strength back despite the difficulties, Sally will need pellets. A diet rich in vitamins would help her to fill up with energy, so that she would have less difficulty getting through the ordeal.
Right now, the situation is complicated. We have a lot of rescues going on, and over 250 animals to manage. Many horses are old and sick. In view of the care and the number of animals, tthe donations are unfortunately not enough...