It’s sad, but an all too common tale: A bony, malnourished black beauty waits in a dirty auction pen. Patches of hair missing from his emaciated body. His eyes are full of fear and bewilderment; "What is going to happen to me now?" they seem to ask.
Many other horses are at the auction – better looking ones, healthier looking. For horses like Chance, a four-year-old stallion, the outcome looks bleak.
Rescuers from Horse Plus Humane Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, were there that day, and they saw something entirely different in Chance.
“He had a gentle spirit and loved any human attention that was given him,” the rescue says.
Then it was his time for the auction ring. Chance bolted into it, scared and confused. No one bid on him…except the Kill Buyers.
Luckily, thanks to the support of generous donors, Horse Plus was able to outbid the Kill Buyers and Chance got a second Chance at life.
Here he is on his first day at Horse Plus…
Here he is just 19 days later! He has been gelded and his recovery is going well.
And now he is even under saddle!