Horses of Tir Na Nog, the equine rescue group within the far reaches of East County, took in 4 extra horses in want by way of its adoption partnership with San Diego and San Bernardino counties final week.
Two mares, Tootsie Roll and Lil’ Lady, had been rescued from extreme neglect by San Bernardino County Animal Care and Management in July. Tootsie Roll was recognized with laminitis, an irritation and injury of the tissue between the hoof and an underlying bone. Lil’ Lady’s behavioral points made her unsuitable for adoption to the general public, based on Amy Pat Rigney, administrator of Horses of Tir Na Nog.
Two different underweight horses, Petey and Coco, had been dropped at the rescue as a part of an ongoing County of San Diego Division of Animal Companies neglect case. All of the horses got here to Guatay-based Horses of Tir Na Nog by way of the work of volunteers on Oct. 16.
“We’re pleased with our standing as an Adoption Accomplice for each San Bernardino and San Diego (counties), though we don’t typically obtain animals from each businesses on the identical day,” Rigney stated. “We’re grateful to our volunteers who made the lengthy drive to San Bernardino to choose up the 2 mares urgently needing placement after which had been in a position to facilitate selecting up two further horses in want right here in San Diego County on the best way house.”
The 4 newcomers are amongst 200 different animals, together with greater than 100 horses, who stay on the ranch. Because it opened its sprawling 20-acre web site close to Descanso 13 years in the past, Horses of Tir Na Nog has supplied sanctuary to tons of of animals together with all kinds of horses, goats, sheep, llamas, alpacas, pigs, canine and cats.
Horses of Tir Na Nog is the longest-operating equine sanctuary within the county, beginning in 2003, changing into a 501c-3 nonprofit in 2005 and shifting to its house in Guatay in 2008.