TWO FORMER OFF THE TRACK THOROUGHBREDS ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY
Support Needed Now for Medical and Short Term Care
BROOKSVILLE, FL. July 03, 2011 – Human Animal Life Foundation ( HALF) announced today a fundraiser being held on behalf of two former off the track thoroughbreds in need of emergency and long term care. Among the team of professionals involved in the emergency response operation for both horses is the Sheriff’s Department Agricultural Unit. The two horses are being cared for at The Spring Lake Equestrian Center in Brooksville where they are receiving crucial medication, vitamins and being fed as much as they can eat. The fundraiser will help pay for medical procedures and treatments needed as well as the costs of long term care.
Mr. Jones, as he is now called pending the discovery of his true identity, was rescued last week. The tattoo under his lip is somewhat obscured by what appears to be an old injury. He is a small bay gelding. But, to borrow a line from Shakespeare “Though he is small, he is but fierce!” Felicia Bass, co-founder of the Human Animal Life Foundation stated that “Mr. Jones’ injuries and pushy nature are consistent with winners that have made their mark on the track.”
Santana, the larger of the two thoroughbreds arrived at the Spring Lake Equestrian Center in mid April of this year. He first came to SLEC in need of emergency follow up care. We are happy to report that Santana is doing quite well; he is slowly regaining his strength and beginning to get back to a normal healthy weight.
These two horses are certain to live comfortably in Spring Lake Equestrian Centers long term care program. Some people say with so many horses in need what difference can it make to save just a few. Well, Mr. Jones, Feisty Duke, Berkeley Square, Gypsy, Mercedes, Wilma, Big Shot Dan, Hope and who could forget Kojak who arrived at SLEC with no hair to cover his emaciated frame want you to know, “it makes a big difference to them!”
The Human Animal Life Foundation includes these horses as part of their Saving Equine Program that focuses on equine welfare and equine rehabilitation. HALF has been instrumental in helping Mr. Jones, Santana, and many other horses in need and is expanding efforts nationally through HALFBooK, an online community that is geared to be a resource hub. One way to help these horses and others is to join www.halfbook.org then subscribe using code 346256.
Human Animal Life Foundation
Fundraiser inquiries to:
Felicia Bass: (352) 293-2422
Media inquiries to:
Director of Communications