October 2013, a lovely older Chestnut mare, was picked up by RCDAS due to neglect. She was extremely underweight, malnourished and her coat was in awful condition. Lots of hair loss. Over the next appx. 9 months she gained weight at the shelter, had her teeth floated (one extraction) and her coat improved. Shelter staff called her Connie.
Forward to 3/5/2015 Connie is once again in the same deplorable condition. RCDAS stepped up one more time to bring her to the shelter. Due to her age/condition (again starved, hair loss due to malnutrition and lack of care) it was unlikely that she would find a home any time soon.
TIER knew Connie from her first stay at the shelter in October 2013. At that time she was not available for placement due to legal issues. When she was rescued again in March 2015 by RCDAS, we were made aware that she was back and needed a soft place to land. Connie had been through so much!
TIER is still in the process of setting up our new facility in Perris, Ca., and it is time to order hay for our current residents. Fencing needs to be secured, 6 of the corrals need shelters, stalls need to be cleaned and the manure removed to the dump. Prices on feed, dump fees, labor, etc. are higher in our new area. We have spent quite a bit of our reserves establishing our new facility and are in need of contributions to help further our cause.
That said, we felt that this poor mare was in need of a forever home where she would be fed properly, have horsey friends and adoring volunteers to fawn over her. Thanks to our wonderful friend Cindy H. who transported Connie from the shelter for us. She arrived at TIER on 4/15/2015.
Welcome Home Connie!