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2010-07-15 / Community News

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society Rescues Neglected Mustang

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society has been awarded custody of a neglected mare from Leander, Texas. In June, Leander Animal Control investigated a report about a starving young mare. The officers agreed that she appeared neglected, filed for a warrant and removed her from her owner. The officers then presented evidence at court to substantiate their claims that the mare’s owners neglected her. The Justice of the Peace who heard the case ruled that the mare was indeed neglected and awarded her to Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society.

The Leander mare, who the rescue calls Sioux, is a BLM Mustang mare. This means that she was a wild horse or mustang until being rounded up and adopted out at a BLM Adoption Event. She’s been seen by a vet and is now on a rehabilitate program to help bring her weight back up.

Currently Sioux resides at a foster home in Elgin. Her foster caregiver, Paula Weisskopf says of the mare, “This mare has been a doll since she arrived. I must admit I’m quite puzzled why someone would go through the effort to have a farrier put shoes on a horse, but not bother to feed her. All this mare needed was food and some good grooming to get her coat back in shape. She’s gaining weight nicely and will be available for adoption very soon.”

If you would like to contribute towards Sioux’s care, want to rescue a horse, or would like to help Bluebonnet, call them at (888) 542 5163.

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