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“Tippy Toed” Mare Rescued From Neglect Needs Surgery

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The New Hampshire SPCA took custody of 50 animals from filthy, overcrowded conditions at a neglectful “breeding facility” on June 1. The owner of the property voluntarily surrendered 27 rabbits and 15 guinea pigs. A mother dog with four puppies and two horses were seized due to their unhealthy, underweight appearance. One of the horses, named Molly, was born with two club feet due to contracted tendons, and will require surgery in order to walk pain-free for the first time.

According to a Facebook post from the NHSPCA, Molly has been suffering with the painful condition for her entire 12 years of life. She is what is known as a “tippy-toed” mare. Although the problem is easily corrected in yearlings, poor Molly has been forced to endure its crippling effects all this time.

Image Credit: New Hampshire SPCA

 

She and the other horse seized from the property will need to regain their strength with proper nutrition. As for Molly’s condition, her rescuers said:

“Now in our care, we want to provide Molly the corrective surgery needed to relieve her of her pain and provide her the best and brightest future. Despite her obvious discomfort, Molly is the sweetest mare who just wants to give and receive love.”

ALERT: Today, the New Hampshire SPCA conducted a rescue with a police department nearly 3 hours away. In addition to…

Posted by New Hampshire SPCA on Thursday, June 1, 2017

 

Unfortunately, the massive rescue effort at the breeding facility is depleting the SPCA’s resources. The mother dog and puppies were also found to be undernourished and infested with worms, and rescuers expect to return to the property this week to remove another horse and additional rabbits and guinea pigs.

ALERT: Today, the New Hampshire SPCA conducted a rescue with a police department nearly 3 hours away. In addition to…

Posted by New Hampshire SPCA on Thursday, June 1, 2017

 

Sheila Ryan, the SPCA’s director of development and marketing, told the Union Leader:

“The numbers associated with this rescue is definitely straining resources, including human resources. The small animals are quarantined in our only conference room at this time, which is definitely not set up for caring for animals. Thus, it takes longer and is more difficult to clean, feed and water 48 bunnies and guinea pigs.”

Image Credit: New Hampshire SPCA

 

They are asking that animal lovers help them to raise the $3500 needed for Molly’s surgery and rehabilitative care. You can make a contribution to her SOS Fund here: goo.gl/J6h2y0.

 

Featured Image via New Hampshire SPCA

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