Starving horse turns up in the middle of the night.

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Last Sunday morning at about 1:00 am there was a knock on our door.  It was Heather and her kids telling us that she had a starving horse in her yard.  So we went and got the horse, put him in the cow’s milking stall and fed him.  It turns out that Heather’s neighbor had let her granddaughter move in and stay at the house in exchange for caring for Twasheek.  The grandma had moved out to care for her husband in a nursing home. The granddaughter apparently neglected the poor horse until he broke through the fence in search of food.

Twasheek is being treated for a skin fungus, but is otherwise healthy and should return to normal within a few months.  The neighborhood has rallied behind him, donating food, vitamins, money for vet bills and care (mucking the stall and taking him for grazing.)  A big part of living locally is community involvement in solving sensitive situations.  This event has really shown us a lot about the people who live around us.


~ by Anuttama on May 28, 2010.

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