Our hooves and paws looking for sponsors:
Will You Sponsor Me? Black Betty Is A Life Time Resident Due To Her Past Abuse
Meet Black Betty. Black Betty was one of three puppies at the age of (5) weeks old that was abandoned in a box outside a dumpster on March 3, 2008. Black Betty had severe wounds all over her little body when she was found and her fur was full of blood. We have had Black Betty to our Vet on several occasions and our Vet feels that she is not adoptable due to fear and behavior issues. Our Vet also feels she was very abused in some way in the first (5) weeks of her life which has caused her to have ongoing fear & behavior issues. ... read more
Rescued From Severe Abuse AnnaBelle Now Struggles With COPD
AnnaBelle, our Princess and longtime resident was a victim of severe abuse. She has fought eye cancer twice and won but she now struggles with COPD which we treat with daily medications. Due to her ongoing health issues she will remain with us for the rest of her life. AnnaBelle is in need of a *Monthly Sponsor* to help defer some of the cost of her feed, medical & farrier services. We will also gladly accept one time donations. One Time & Monthly Donations can be made quick & easy through our Pay Pal link on our website. ... read more
Shooter "The Tour Director"
Our Golden Boy
We bought Shooter to get him out of a horrible situation that he was living in. Shooter's previous Owner did not take him to the vet when his eye became infected. They put medicine that was to be used for people in his eye and covered it with a patch. They said they forgot to remove it for several months. Then, one day they pulled the patch off that they had put on his eye and his eye was worse than when they patched it. He is blind in this eye and has frequent eye infections due to this. Before coming to the Rescue he was also very thin and his hooves were in terrible shape. ... read more
When I Arrived At Hooves & Paws Rescue Of The Heartland At Six Months Old I Was Starved, Neglected & Abused. I Have Come A Long Way Since I Arrived But I Still Have Health & Behavior Issues.
Baby Walter came to us from a severe abuse & neglect case at a very young age. We were contacted by Law Enforcement to remove Baby Walter as he along with his Mommy & Daddy were being starved, neglected & abused by their former Owners. Baby Walter has had three major surgeries since arriving at our facility. One surgery was on his back leg to try to correct a severe lameness issue. The other two surgeries were due to dental issues. His teeth did not develop correctly due to starvation. We had to pull several teeth in order for his permanent teeth to come in. ... read more
Our Blind Angel "Goober"
Goober is a very special blind gelding. He was an Owner Surrender due to his family moving out of state. Goober's family loved him very much and saved him from an unknown fate when he was left by his previous Owner in a boarding facility because of his sudden blindness due to medication which was put in his eyes incorrectly for a period of time. You truly learn about love when you meet a horse like Goober. His world is dark due to his blindness but he heart is full of love. Goober is in need of a *Monthly Sponsor* to help with his feed & farrier services. ... read more
Zeus Arrived At Our Rescue/Shelter As A Severe Neglect Case
Before & After - Zeus continues to heal at our facility and will remain with us for the rest of his life due to constant lameness issues from the severe neglect that he suffered in the hands of his former Owner. His hooves are now done on a regular basis. Every six weeks we trim his hooves to make sure that he is kept as pain free as possible. However, because he was left this way for so long and was not provided the proper farrier care for over 15 years he walks very slow and rest throughout the day. ... read more
When I Arrived At Hooves & Paws Rescue Of The Heartland I Was Full Of Whip Marks, Starved & Neglected. Today I Am Healed On The Outside But I Remain Fearful Of Certain Situations & New People
Papa River came to us from a severe abuse & neglect case. We were contacted by Law Enforcement to remove Papa River along with a very young colt, Baby Walter and a Mare, Joy. All were being starved, neglected & abused by their former Owners. Papa River arrived with deep infected whip marks across his chest, his hooves were very overgrown and he was very fearful of any human touch. His tail was full of maggots and a twisted mess. We worked very hard on Papa River’s health issues and lack of hoof care. ... read more