Horses

itchy“Itchy” – Needs a sponsor

 He is a 12 year Appaloosa gelding with old injuries that make him suitable as a pasture buddy only. He has several deformities including a club foot. Itchy is a silly, albeit accident prone, guy who is super friendly to everyone he meets! He is curious and has a puppy dog personality. Itchy needs sponsorship for his monthly needs including feed, hay, deworming and farrier work. 

 

 

clueless“Clueless”- Rest in Peace, you will always be in our hearts.

*Update – Clueless suffered from bouts of colic for the 15 years he was with us due to the neglect he suffered prior to being rescued. He lost his final battle with colic after 12 hours of round the clock vet care. Clueless was one of a kind, his gentleness will be unmatched. He was a truly amazing boy and will be dearly missed.-

No longer available – Clueless is an 18 year Appaloosa gelding. From the time he was born, Clueless was left to fend for himself against 20 other horses in a confined area. This led to malnutrition and developmental issues. He was never wormed or properly cared for which has resulted in a propensity for colic due to scar tissue from worm damage. Clueless is on an inexpensive but strict diet and must be fed separately from other horses. He has finished his training as a trail horse and he is an “easy keeper” with superb ground manners. He clips, loads, ties and rides English or Western. He is a very laid back guy and enjoys lazy miles on the trail. – Happy Trails Buddy, we will miss you so very much.

“Annie” – Rest in Peace sweet girl, until we meet again.

Annie was abandoned and suffering from severe neglect and starvation. She is in her late 20’s and after three years of care at Dog4U, Inc. she has recovered well and enjoys her time as a Pasture Buddy. Annie is a timid girl with excellent ground manners and would do best in a home where she would not have to compete with other horses. Below are her before and after photos.

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*UPDATE – Despite a month long battle, Annie succumbed to age related diseases and an eye ulcer. We would like to thank South Carolina Equine and the staff at the University of Georgia Large Animal Teaching Hospital for their efforts to save Annie. We know they did every thing possible and we appreciate the compassion they showed Annie during her final weeks with us. Annie was the most gentle, well behaved horse we have encountered so far and she will be dearly missed. We were honored to have had the opportunity to get to know her, care for her and make her last years comfortable. A kinder horse never lived. – Thank you for letting us gain your trust. No one thought you would survive your ordeal, you proved everyone wrong and taught us many valuable lessons. We will remember you always, sweet girl.

nellieSenior Sanctuary Mare “Nellie” – Needs a monthly sponsor

Nellie is a grey grade mare in her 30’s. She has severe Navicular Disease from years of hard riding before she came to Dog4U, Inc. This renders her unable to be ridden and requires special corrective shoeing and medications. Can you help by sponsoring her feed, supplements and farrier today?

 

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“Elmo”

Elmo is a 14 year old overo paint gelding.

Elmo came to Dog4u,Inc. as an underfed two year old. The veterinarian diagnosed him with joint problems that would resolve themselves with a proper feed regimen and over a year of down time. Elmo’s growth has been stunted due to lack of proper nutrition early on, but he now stands 14.3 hands and has filled out nicely. He is “green broke” and can handle light riding only.  He has excellent ground manners and is very people oriented. He has shown aggression towards other geldings in the paddock and on the trail.  He would do best in a home without other geldings. Elmo has a forever home with us at the Dog4u Farm but sponsorship for basic upkeep is needed.

“Buck” – Rest in Peace sweet boy.

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Update – After 5 years of love, care, daily medications and countless vet visits his pain was no longer manageable. The vet visited him daily for a week trying to make adjustments to his medications.  At the end he was no longer able to get up on his own or walk. The decision was made to let him cross over peacefully. He was a gentleman until the end.

Buck was 10-12 years old when he was abandoned in the Dog4U driveway at the beginning of May 2015. “Buck” had an old injury that was not treated, making him very hard to place. After doing radiographs it was confirmed he had fractured his ankle months prior. Calcification occurred and surgery was no longer an option for him. He would make a great pasture buddy. Please help sponsor him today!

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