Each year, thousands of horses are abandoned and left to die by desperate owners who are no longer able to care for them. Luckily, there are many rescues and caring people that seek out these horses and have the heart to rehabilitate them. This was the case for Ms. Ruby Rose who was rescued by the All Valley Animal Care Center.
During a staff member’s horse ride, she noticed a few horses in the distance that looked extremely thin and weak. Later that evening, she called the lead veterinarian, Dr. Kevin Knighton, and told him of what she had witnessed. After discussing the situation, Dr. Knighton decided it was that duty of the care center and the rescue to try to rescue these horses.
The next day, Dr. Knighton and a few staff members began their rescue mission. After riding for over an hour, they finally found the horses, only one was still alive and in desperate need of help.
She was on the brink of death. Ruby was starving, full of parasites, covered in fleas, and in desperate need of new shoes and dental work. After months of rehabilitation, Ruby Rose was able to put on 200 pounds and received all the medical attention that she desperately needed.
After a few more months, our veterinarians became suspicious that something was troubling her. Thinking she was falling ill, we called in a specialist to examine the mare. Little did we know, she wasn't sick at all-she was pregnant, and very far along! We were unsure how the baby was going to do, after all, she was abandoned and on the brink of death before we found her. But, low and below, this morning, Ruby Rose gave birth one quiet morning to a beautiful baby girl.
We are absolutely amazed that Ruby was able to carry and give birth to this baby. Although the foal has already had a rough start and had to stay a week with the good people at the Idaho Equine Hospital, we’re hoping for the best and will do everything it takes to ensure this baby grows to be a beautiful, healthy adult mare.
In order to raise money for our new addition, we're holding a "Name the Foal" contest. For every $1 donation made to Ruby Rose and her filly on her GoFundMe account at http://www.gofundme.com/RescueRubyRose, you will get an entry to name the baby and get the chance to win a pet themed gift basket! When donating, please send us a message on GoFundMe with your proposed name and a phone number or email address so we can contact you if you are a winner!
We at the All Valley Animal Care Center and All Valley Animal Rescue deeply appreciate any kindness and generosity that you can show these sweet angels. Every dollar will help us with this mission! Thank you so much for your continued support.