There are some worried folks in Lake County, who are overseeing the treatment of a two-year-old horse left to die in a Lake County pasture.
Betsy Bueno of the rescue group, Heart and Souls Horse Rescue says the horse, named Hope, is still struggling with several medical issues. “She is on lots of pain medication which isn’t good,” says Bueno.
The horse was rescued from a Lake County stall 18 days ago, where animal control officers suspect she was attacked by coyotes, then left to die from her wounds.
Veterinarians say horses can lay down for a bit, but if they stay down too long, then complications can arise.
“Things are starting to break down. If she is made to get up, which she needs, it causes pain and more damage to her feet. If she doesn’t get up, it causes complications to her insides with all that weight down on the ground. It causes more skin breakage, not allowing the wounds to heal the way they should. Everyone needs to say a prayer for her,” says Bueno.