A skeletal horse, abandoned in the Arizona desert, is slowly recovering from extreme malnutrition. The horse was found in a field near Gila Bend, and rescuers with Hope Ranch Arizona were alerted to her presence. In a fundraiser, the rescue group recounted how they were informed about the ailing horse:
Yesterday evening we got a call from some good people (and the help of a police office). They reached out to our Ranch about a horse they spotted in an open field that was sick and possibly injured. We immediately jumped into action and headed their way. When we came across this sweet horse, that had apparently been left to fend for herself. She appeared relieved and immediately started to drink the water we brought for her.
As reported by AZ Family, the rescue group believes that the horse, dubbed Blessing, had been on her own for upwards of four to six months, and she lost 600 lbs.
The people who took the skeletal horse in made a shocking discovery about her past…she has a lip tattoo and a brand that reveal that she was a former racehorse whose name was Pleasing Dom, and she was born in 2012.
Though Blessing’s history is somewhat known, it remains a mystery who left her to die in the desert. But today she is safe and receiving the love and care that she needs to recover. You can support her recovery by making a donation to this fundraiser.
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