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"Zena" the wonder horse of Shannon Foundation and her road to recovery
February 10, 2012
When I think that nothing could
shock or surprise me, this little girl entered my life
yesterday.....This little pony has spent the last year in an abandoned
lot without food or care. There was a stagnant pond on the property so
she had water. She has lived off of weeds and anything that she could
crawl to. It was hard to get a picture but her feet are so over grown
that she is walking on bone!
February 27, 2012
Our little pony received her first
visit of many to come yesterday from our farrier Bill Schmidt. It took
three times as long to do each foot, not only because of the growth, but
it was very hard for her to stand. She had several old abscesses (the
pain she went through with those is just incredible). I was very happy
at how Bill was able to get the feet looking on the first visit. She had
to lay down the rest of the day as she couldn’t stand; her body has to
learn to move again. From having to crawl all those months her tendons
are pulled out of line and now are becoming painful returning to their
original state. I just can't believe how tuff this little girl is!!!!
Animals are just INCREDIBLE.....Thanks Bill!!!!!
I wanted to let everyone know that our
little "No Name Pony", is doing OK. Her pain meds are making her feel
much better. She is eating and drinking very well, and now that she is
on very soft ground she is standing more. I want to thank Dana for
bringing her to my attention. After being turned away by other
organizations you didn't stop until you found someone that would help.
April 2, 2012
This is a little hard to see, but
now that "Zena" is losing her winter coat you can see more of her
suffering. "Zena" has been with us several weeks and her feet are
improving. I just don't think anyone can grasp just what a rack of bones
she was and still is. Believe it or not she has put on a lot of weight!
Such a slow process but she loves her horse cookies and will try and
take your whole hand. I don't think she was ever given a treat, but
given the chance she will still try and kick you into the next county
April 12, 2012
OK... now for some GREAT news!!! "Zena",
came here a little over a month ago. I gained custody of her with the
thought I would have to end her suffering. She spent over a year having
to crawl in an abandoned lot. Her hooves had grown so long that they
almost grew back into her leg. My farrier Bill Schmidt thought he could
save her but it would take probably over a year to bring her back. Well,
this week "Zena" ran from Bill (keyword RAN) and it took both of us to
catch her!!! Now when she came here it took several members from MERS to
carry her in here she could not walk. Bill was in shock and very happy.
Now she still scores in at a body score of a (1) she is very thin, but
this will take time. She is out of quarantine and in an area where she
can see everything that is going on. Her body has to make adjustments;
she is still twisted from not being able to walk...THANK YOU BILL YOU
ARE A MIRACLE WORKER!!!!!!! "Zena" is one tuff pony all her years of
suffering are over!
May 31, 2012
Yesterday was a day I hate...decisions
had to be made on Zena our little pony. She had spent over a year
crawling in a field not being able to walk just from neglect. She has
made a huge improvement from the care she has received here. When you
stop and think that her hoofs were so long that they curled up and over
and almost started growing in her leg. Her hoofs look almost normal! She
has one foot that just is giving her problems so we have to look at her
quality of life. No one is willing to give up as yet; she has come so
far in her healing. As long as she keeps trying, we will keep trying
right along with her. She will remain on pain meds, and extra TLC every
day...She is one tuff little girl!!!