Great news for Shila and Aspen, they are now in foster care. They have over 20 acres of pastures to roam along with a pond. After spending several months at PCF, they began to greet people by coming up to the gates and allowing people to pat them. They have come along way!!!
Early in Feburary Pets Come First, The New SPCA! received a call from PSPCA cruelty officer, Jack Ardrey, about 8 horses belonging to a “horse rescue”. The owner had been educated and warned about the care of his horses, but at the last visit Jack found 4 dead horses. PSPCA and several rescue groups came together to move the remaining horses. Two of the horses were blind mares in mud up to their bellies! PCF offered to take them in at their adoption centre as we have a barn and small paddock area and it was felt the mares would be more comfortable in a smaller place. Aspen a 10 year old bay mare and Shila a 9 year old paint were delivered to the centre early in the evening. Both had moon blindness, a chronic condition of the eyes. Aspen the alpha of the two has some sight, while Shila seems to be completely blind and depends on the other mare. Both have settled nicely in their new home and are available for adoption to experienced horse owners as companion horses. Although blind horses can be trained and ridden, these two will take quite a bit of work. As with many rescue horses, they have limited if any training. Recently they were trimmed by farrier, James Heck, with limited success. The paint mare was fine, but the bay ended with only one foot done. Trimming was stopped till volunteers and staff can work with the mare to have her more comfortable picking up her feet. Both mares are in great shape weight wise and easy keepers.