Recent Rescues and Sanctuary Animals
** UPDATE: Tuesday 10-18-22 **
Today was one of the worst days to have happen in rescue work. Our boy, Chance, lost his long, hard-fought battle. We, along with our outstanding veterinarians did everything possible to help him make a turnaround. It wasn’t enough. A more evil disease, most likely cancer, was to blame. He was loved and cared for during his rescue time with us, which is more than you can say for his past life of being thrown away like garbage to a kill pen. He knew comfort and peace with us, and he slipped away with some of us with him, holding his head, talking to him and making sure he was comfortable.
He died with dignity here vs. a horrible death by going to slaughter. So, in death he still won.
Thank you Chance for allowing us to care for you in your final days and moments. Your memory will live with us all.
A special thank you to all of those who stepped up and helped Chance with your donations. Veterinary bills and supplements add up quickly, and your donations gave Chance the opportunity to be treated with the best vet care possible.
Chance is such an appropriate name for this poor fellow. First, it was by chance that a friend notified us of him listed in a kill pen. It was by chance that we were able to raise the bail money for him to get him out. It was by chance timing that we were able to get him into our equine veterinarian office on his way home to T.E.X.A.S. Rescue. His chance for a new life has all been by chance. The guarantee of that happening at T.E.X.A.S. Rescue is NOT BY CHANCE!
This is what we do! This is the first part of our mission… Rescue! We rescued Chance from a deplorable situation of being underweight, thrown away, starving, sick with a respiratory infection, sunburned nose to the point of bleeding scabs and all of his nose skin burned and chapped! He was brought out to us as a walking, lifeless shell of a horse. As soon as the lead rope was handed to Vicki, Chance tucked his head against her chest as if to say, “Thank You”.
No horse, or any animal for that matter, should end up in this condition. But Chance did. His backstory is that he was a ranch horse all his life in Missouri. So, after a life of serving as a working animal, he is just thrown away? Not acceptable! He is only 17 years old and is so sweet, it just makes his current condition even more heartbreaking. Considering his current condition, its pretty obvious he has a strong will to survive. He has made it through the throwaway chapter, survived making it out of the kill pen alive, and is currently fighting off the respiratory infection and gaining weight, which is a win against starvation!
T.E.X.A.S. Rescue is now giving Chance every chance to once again be a healthy horse to be loved and cared for by a better home than the one that threw him away. We will continue to post updates and photos so y’all can live vicariously through our work and love of ALL of our rescues!
Our meeting Chance was not by chance. God placed us all in the right place at the right time!