Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Dusty

BEHS ID
BEHS 080 - Dusty
Status
Rainbow Bridge
2006 Rainbow Bridge
Date of Birth
1 January 1988
Arrived at BEHS
27 February 2005
Rainbow Bridge
4 September 2006

Dusty was surrendered by his owners when they were investigated for neglect. He was reported to be impossible to catch or load in a trailer and the volunteers that went to pick him up went prepared for the worst. As it turned out, Dusty was an amazingly sweet older gelding who loved grooming, scratches and any other attention he could get from his humans. Dusty had COPD, which is similar to asthma in humans. He spent several months in BEHS foster care in relative comfort, however as the heat and humidity of the Texas summer moved in it became more and more difficult for Dusty to breath. He was treated with numerous medications in an attempt to make him comfortable enough to make it through the summer but unfortunately nothing could bring him relief. The vet that last examined Dusty determined he had severe scaring in his lungs from years of living with the COPD and that he simply could not exhale any longer. The decision was made to not make him suffer any longer and Dusty crossed the rainbow bridge on Labor Day.

Dusty was a very sweet boy with wonderful manners and a loving personality. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.

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