“Find the POS that ignored this poor mare, leaving her to stand in feces for months…Arrgghh…they make me so bloody angry…I bet this was purely a case of the owners, just couldn’t be arsed to muck out, probably bought as a garden ornament, or for a child who got bored with it etc. Please find the people who did this, make them pay, & make sure they can never own any animals ever again!”
Crusted in manure, dirt and fungus, Cheyenne had trouble walking as she was removed from her deplorable prison.
“It makes me very angry and it makes me very sad,” said Karen Lombardi, Animal Control Officer, “that someone would let this happen.” Lombardi says they discovered the horse in this Bethany barn deep in the woods off Cheshire Road.
Dr. Stacey Golub, an acquaintance of the author stated, “Her feet are overgrown. Her skin is in poor condition from the crusted manure that she was living in.”
Once she is fixed up and rehabilitated, Cheyenne will make a wonderful addition to a caring person’s family. She is a beautiful girl with a sweet nature, despite all she has been through. Cheyenne is recovering at Locket’s Meadow Farm Animal Rescue & Sanctuary in Bethany.
For equine veterinarians such as Dr. Golub, this is unfortunately not a new sight. “It never gets easier, you know you just try to do the best you can and try to help the ones and we know we can’t help them all. We can’t save them all,” she said.
“You know, if people are observant and do something when they see there’s a problem. If they suspect there’s an issue, they need to report it.”
For Cheyenne, her future will hopefully only get brighter.