A rescued pony mare and her blind two-year-old daughter are waiting to find a very special home, and in the meantime the pair’s minders are hoping they will have some sponsors to help them before Christmas.
Alice, a 12 year old pony, was rescued with her foal, Ally, in 2011. Baby Ally was only a few weeks old at the time and had raging infections in both her eyes. Despite immediate treatment by South Florida SPCA veterinarians, Ally’s eyesight could not be saved. In fact, one of her eyes was so painful that it was removed.
The saddest thing is that Ally was not born blind, but ended up that way because of the neglect of her former owner. Alice would have been a wonderful children’s pony, but she is still recovering from being traumatised after being ridden and abused by adults.
South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue says Alice is making progress, and is loving and protective of her blind baby. Because of Alice, Ally runs, plays and enjoys a great quality of life.
Alice and Ally are looking for their “forever home” with someone who has the skill, time and love to work with Alice. Until that perfect home becomes available, Alice and Ally will stay with South Florida SPCA where they will receive the specialized care that they need and deserve.
Home to over 65 horses and other large domestic animals, it costs SFSPCA an average of $500 a month for each horse.
Founded in 1992, South Florida SPCA is a 501c3 non-profit, one of the five oldest, largest continuously operating horse and large animal rescues in the United States.
Alice and Ally can be sponsored for as little as $20 a month. If you can help, please contact the SFSPCA at www.helpthehorses.org