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Meet Rooster

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When Rooster came to RCR in November 2018, he could barely walk due to laminitis.  As a result he had decubitus ulcers (pressure sores) on his legs from laying down too much.  He was also foundered which caused severe pain in his feet when he walked. He remained in the barn for quite a while  to keep his feet dry and to ensure a soft place to walk.  All stalls are outfitted with a deep cushion mat and generous bedding.  With his thick curly coat and tangled mane and tail, he received a lot of attention from the RCR staff and volunteers who brushed his coat and worked on removing the dreadlocks from his tail. Rooster is the heart of RCR and will remain in sanctuary here, spending the rest of his days enjoying bright sunrises, restful sunsets, a full belly and the love of humans.  We are so grateful that he came to spend his remaining years at RCR!

Meet Kirby

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Wow, what can’t we say about Kirby? When he arrived in September 2019, he was so starved the he was too weak to get up. Lee and Donna spent countless nights with him in the barn, hoping that he would make it just one more day.  We had to use a Becker sling (borrowed from a sister rescue) to get him into a standing position, but we were in need of an Anderson sling which would give him more support in his undercarriage.  With the support of an RCR follower, we were able to obtain one on loan.  Donna was absolutely invaluable with Kirby’s recovery and spoiled him rotten with tons of TLC.  After two months of living in the barn, he gained strength, weight and mobility.  His hips rounded out nicely and he looked like a completely different horse. THANK YOU to Donna and the RCR followers for helping get Kirby on the right path. He loves his pasture mates and has full access to fresh grass and hay.  He’s a keeper for sure!!

 

Meet Trudy and Zelda

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