Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Tess

BEHS ID
BEHS 238 - Tess
Status
Rainbow Bridge
2008 Rainbow Bridge
Date of Birth
1 January 2007
Arrived at BEHS
23 February 2008
Rainbow Bridge
9 March 2008
Breed
Grade
Gender
Female
Filly
Color
Bay
Intake Group
None

About three weeks ago, BEHS representatives went to pick up five starving horses. They were from a neglect case that had been in the works for months. The owners were given several chances, but they did not make the required improvements - and in fact, they went out and got yet another horse, a bay filly who was in a body condition of about 1.0 when they were picked up. Things were touch and go the first day - the little filly was very weak and could not stay on her feet. But she began to do better and moved into a new foster home.

Last weekend, Tess took a turn for the worst - she went downhill and by the time the vet arrived, she was too weak to pull through. He believes she probably had sustained organ damage before she arrived at the rescue.

Its so hard to lose one - especially one who was so young and never had a chance to really thrive. Tess was given two weeks of wonderful food, love, kindness and care - something all horses deserve. She may have been with us only a short while, but she knew she was loved while she was in our care.

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