Hank and Hugo were hip #714 and 715 from the Cranbury Auction in New Jersey. Hank and Hugo somehow ended up at an Auction for slaughter in the “kill pen.” #714 and #715 were their USDA meat stickers. Hank and Hugo are both donkey geldings. These boys came to us so weak that they could barely walk. They were diagnosed with Pneumonia and treated with injectable antibiotics. Luckily they were treated right away as they were very close to perishing. These boys were highly undernourished and were also loaded with lice most likely due to their compromised immune system. You can still see on Hugo (white donkey) ears the scabs and missing hair from his lice infestation. These boys are only 2 years old and have some growing to do. Their growth was most likely stunted from malnourishment however, they should mature close to 14hh. These boys will make wonderful guardian donks, companions, driving donkeys, or teach them to ride. They are available to an approved home with a $300 per donkey adoption fee.
We saved Pixie from the Cranbury Auction in New Jersey on 4/15/15. Pixie found herself in the kill pen when we bailed her out. She was hip #33 which was her USDA meat sticker. Pixie is a 9 year old, 10hh, Hackney Pony mare. Pixie was an Amish child’s driving horse. Pixie’s life consisted of driving the kids to school then standing tied for the school day through all types of weather. Pixie would then drive the kid’s home after the completion of the school day. Pixie was eventually dropped off at auction. This could have been for a number of reasons. Maybe the children were now grown, or she had an injury in which they could not wait for her to heal. Many Amish horses get injured from the pounding their legs take on the hard pavement. Pixie is currently sound and in good health. She would make a wonderful driving pony or companion pony. Her riding ability will be assessed at the rescue. Pixie also came to our rescue with a dent in her forehead. No one knows how this happened however, it does not affect her at all. Pixie’s adoption donation is $400 to an approved home.
A previous owner of Poncho contacted our rescue when they saw we had saved him from auction. His previous owner reported he was sold a week prior to a friend to go to their friend's kid. In a week he somehow ended up with a horse dealer that sent him to auction. This is why it is very important to screen any homes and touch base with all horse owners. All of our horses are adopted under contract and are to come back to our rescue should anything happen. We stay in close contact with all of our adopters and do site visits. It is very important to be a responsible horse owner. Poncho is available to an approved home for a $400 adoption fee.