She came across PMR's radar and got lucky. I say that because there simply is no rhyme or reason why one pregnant mare dies and another is spared. The raw facts are that 150,000 American horses go to foreign slaughter plants each and every year. It is an unnecessary and henious ending for our beloved equines. I knew she was pregnant (bred back) when she came off the Texas Kill Lot skinny, sick and facing death. In Texas quarantine Justice was so sick she remained there nearly 3 months.
Now at Pregnant Mare Rescue she has begun to slowly adjust to kindness and care. With nickers at feeding time, she stands at the fence hoping her next meal will surely come. And it does. She is still nursing her filly Saffy who we believe is approaching 4-5 mos old. Saffy stood next to her mom on the kill lot, so her birthdate remains unknown.
Yesterday morning Justice had a miscarriage. Her little fetus was a fully formed foal about 18 inches long, still tucked in the amniotic sac. While it is a sad occurance, one must ask how much can one mare take?
Feeling perhaps safe and cared for she began to relax and let down her hyper-vigiliant state of being. And as we know the stress subsides and our back goes out, or the cold sets in. Well, I believe Justice's body said enough. I cannot do all this. We are making sure she gets all the nutrition, care and comfort she needs. A sponsor would help!
Go to donatenow.networkforgood.org/pregnantmarerescue
Please keep checking back for updates on Justice and her beautiful filly Saffy. Or better yet, come meet them at our big annual FUNdraiser!