In April, The Pegasus Project was contacted by the Wood County Sheriff’s Department about a terribly malnourished Appaloosa yearling with a severely necrotic, untreated wound on the right side of her face. We instructed them to transport the filly to a veterinarian for evaluation. Despite the vet’s best efforts, the yearling (who we named Phoenix) died from malnutrition, parasite overload, and the untreated facial injury.
In the course of our joint investigation with law enforcement, we learned that Phoenix came from a large herd of about twenty abandoned equine. In addition to Phoenix, at least four other horses had died on the property. Continue reading