Left for dead in Oklahoma City, having spent two days tangled in wire fencing during icy conditions and ravaged by dogs, a severely injured horse was rescued and is now recovering after receiving more than $16,000 in donations.
During his ordeal, Rudy the horse was unable to move and, after being ravaged by dogs, he lost both of his ears, eyelids and fractured his jaw.
However, last Friday morning he was rescued by workers from the Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue Center, who immediately set up a YouCaring crowdfunding page in an effort to fund his rehabilitation.
As Rudy’s story spread, the $8,000 goal was quickly surpassed.
Oklahoma City Animal Control is now pursuing charges against the man who contacted them last Thursday night and requested that Rudy is removed from his property. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. Rudy the horse, who was left for dead in Oklahoma City this New Years, is now on the road to recovery after receiving more than $16,000 in donations towards his care.
2. The equine apparently spent two days tangled in barbed wire fencing — after being ravaged by dogs he lost both ears, eyelids and fractured his jaw.
One of Rudy’s rescuers told News 9:
They didn’t even go out there to check on him to see if he was alive. They didn’t call a vet to come out and help or anything like that, and I think that’s the most distressing thing.
When Animal Control arrived to collect Rudy, they found the horse covered in blood and mud but still breathing. He was then transported from his paddock on St. Bernard Street to Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue Center.
Vets have tended to Rudy’s wounds and he’s been bandaged from head to toe. They also gave the horse strong painkillers and antibiotics to fight infection. As a result, Rudy is now able to walk, see and eat with ease.
Once he is fully recovered, Rudy will be put forward for adoption and there are already plenty of offers.
3. But last Friday morning he was rescued by workers from Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue center, who promptly set up a crowdfunding page in a bid to fund his rehabilitation.
4. Oklahoma City Animal Control is currently pursuing charges against the man who called them last Thursday night saying he wanted Rudy removed from his property.
Here is the video report:
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