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Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation, Inc. - Meet Abby

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Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation, Inc. - Meet Abby

Postby Karen Bayerl on Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:26 am

The Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation, Inc. (MHWF) is dedicated to providing qualified homes for any horse in need. There are a wide variety of needs for horses, especially in the current economy and state of the horse market. MHWF’s goal is to make certain that every horse placed in their care is provided with all the necessary ingredients for a safe and happy life, and that it is also protected from those who would do it harm.
http://www.equineadoption.com/

MWHF is a horse adoption and rescue program, so along with the very nice, sound healthy horses that come into the program from owners who could just no longer keep their horse, they also work with the authorities and take in severe neglect and abuse cases. Meet Abby, she was severely neglected and came to MHWF from a neighboring county when the authorities seized her.

Abby’s first day in the very cold month of February in Wisconsin.
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Re: Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation, Inc. - Meet Abby

Postby Karen Bayerl on Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:28 am

Abby came to the safe haven of MHWF at a body condition score of less than 2. That very thick, wooly hair did cover some of her bones, but they were too prominent to be hidden completely. Thankfully a concerned citizen saw her condition as passing by and reported her to the local sheriff’s department.

Upon arrival to the Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation (MHWF), Abby is given a complete examination by a veterinarian. Abby is aged to approximately 20 years old and in need of a good teeth floating. Luckily Abby has good solid teeth present, so once she is floated and rehabilitated she should be able to maintain her good health on a normal, healthy diet with no particular special needs. MHWF has a lot of experience in re-feeding the starved horse and have successfully rehabilitated many horses over the years.
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Re: Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation, Inc. - Meet Abby

Postby Karen Bayerl on Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:29 am

Abby started gaining weight fairly quickly over the following weeks. The Wisconsin winters can be long and brutal, but Abby will never again feel the pains of starvation, she is now safe and on her way to being healthy.
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Re: Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation, Inc. - Meet Abby

Postby Karen Bayerl on Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:29 am

Here Abby has been with MHWF for just over a month and has gone up in body score to almost a 4 in mid March.
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Re: Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation, Inc. - Meet Abby

Postby Karen Bayerl on Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:30 am

By the time April rolled around Abby was really filling out and finally starting to lose that horribly wooly hair with healthy, shiny hair emerging. All of her skin problems including the lice she had when she arrived have been resolved.
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Re: Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation, Inc. - Meet Abby

Postby Karen Bayerl on Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:30 am

Into May Abby is restored to health and in good weight, so it is time to evaluate what she knows so that they can evaluate what type of home Abby will need. Abby does perfect under saddle, knows her cues well and has lots of energy.
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Re: Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation, Inc. - Meet Abby

Postby Karen Bayerl on Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:31 am

By mid May Abby has blossomed into a very beautiful horse and the search has started for her new home.
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Re: Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation, Inc. - Meet Abby

Postby Karen Bayerl on Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:32 am

The best part of these rescue stories from Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation are the happy endings, and I am happy to report that Abby found the perfect home towards the end of May. Such a long way this girl came from February to May. She is now happy and healthy in a home with a few other horses and goes for the occasional trail ride. Here is Abby with her happy adopter on adoption day at MHWF.
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Re: Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation, Inc. - Meet Abby

Postby Karen Bayerl on Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:32 am

To read about more success stories like Abby, please visit the Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation website, and to follow Abby currently in her new home visit the discussion forum portion of the website and Abby’s thread. Here you will find many updates of horses in their homes.

http://mhwf.websitetoolbox.com/post?id= ... light=abby

Please visit the Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation, Inc.
www.equineadoption.com


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