CLEVELAND, OH (November 16, 2016)— After a long journey to recovery, horses Scarlett and Luna will now begin their trip to their new home. In early January, the Cleveland APL’s humane investigators were called to the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds because of a report of malnourished and neglected horses. Once there, they discovered two horses who were underweight, dehydrated, and having trouble standing on their overgrown hooves. The horses were also very dirty, had a foul odor and excrement on their coats, and were in need of dental care. In addition, both horses had thrush, a severe fungal infection affecting their hooves.
Our humane investigators seized the horses, and they were immediately given the medical care they so desperately needed. The Cleveland APL, with our inner-city location, does not have a barn—nor do we often have horses, so Scarlett and Luna were placed in foster barns where they’ve were given the care, attention, and love that was missing from their lives for so long.
Now these two lucky horses can live the rest of their lives in comfort—together. Their adopter is a veterinarian and experienced horse owner who has worked in animal welfare and was looking to specifically adopt old mares. On Saturday, November 19, Scarlett and Luna will begin their journey to Florida to the retirement community these two horses deserve! Join us at 7 am in Grafton, OH as we bid our equine friends ‘bon voyage’. Horses to depart at 8 a.m.