Justin

The first months of my life were not easy. My mother was sick and thin, so I didn't get enough nourishment. When they had treated us here in the Society stables, two other foals arrived and Mother agreed to adopt them

Justin, a young three-month old foal was found wandering with his mother, Madonna, and brought to the stables while still nursing. He was dehydrated, suffered from malnutrition and was given nutritional supplements and liquids intravenously. Thanks to his mother’s rehabilitation, Justin’s condition improved within a short space of time.

Justin having his hooves trimmed
Justin having his hooves trimmed

Adorable Justin also lovingly welcomed two other foals who came to the stables, Brigitte and Oliver, who were adopted by Madonna, and the three foals became inseparable brothers. Today he is an energetic and mischievous horse who loves to run around and play with his adopted brothers and his other friends in the Society stables.

Justin today - a strong horse, full of mischief and totally healthy
Justin today – a strong horse, full of mischief and totally healthy

After month of treatments we found a new home for Justin.

Madonna

My name is Madonna, I reached the Society with my little son, Justin, suffering from serious health complaints. During my rehabilitation I underwent two operations as well as numerous treatments and I even adopted another two foals who needed a mother's loving care

Madonna, a 12 year-old mare who was found wandering with her three-month-old foal, Justin, was brought to the Society’s stables suffering from malnutrition, fungus all over her body, swollen hind-legs, pronounced lameness, exhaustion and dehydration. Despite her serious condition Madonna still nursed her little foal who seemed to be in good condition.

Following a veterinary examination, including hip and leg x-rays, she was diagnosed with a severe infection that caused her lameness. In addition saliva stones were discovered in her mouth, which made it difficult for her to eat and so immediate surgery was decided upon to remove the stones.

Madonna on her arrival in the stables - suffering from salivary stones in her mouth which prevented her from eating
Madonna on her arrival in the stables – suffering from salivary stones in her mouth which prevented her from eating

Shortly after Madonna and her foal’s arrival in the Society, two other young foals reached the stables; Brigitte and Oliver, whom Madonna adopted lovingly, protected and even nursed.

When the antibiotics did not improve Madonna’s infection, orthopedic surgery was decided upon, during which the infected area was drained and sterilized. The operation was a success and Madonna underwent a prolonged period of recuperation during which she was administered antibiotics.

Madonna is suffering from malnutrition but still nursing her foal
Madonna is suffering from malnutrition but still nursing her foal

Thanks to the vitamins and nutritional supplements that she received, Madonna gained weight and today she is in healthy condition. She continues to be a model mother, looking after her own and her two adopted foals.

Madonna today (second from right) - an exemplary mother
Madonna today (second from right) – an exemplary mother

Update: In the end of the rehabilitation process Madonna was adopted by owners of a private horse farm.

Brigitte

When I reached the Society I was a young foal. I suffered from acute pain caused by a deep wound in my leg and I was underweight. Today I am well and have even gained an adoptive mother and two great brothers, with whom I like to play and run around

When she was found wandering in an open area, Brigitte, one and a half year old mare, was brought to the Society stables with a deep cut in her leg and in a state of malnourishment. The deep wound was infected, and following thorough cleansing Brigitte had stiches and a drain inserted for a fortnight. In addition Brigitte received nutritional supplements for a few months until she reached her correct weight and her leg healed up completely.

Brigitte on the day she reached the SPCA - thin, exhausted and hardly able to stand
Brigitte on the day she reached the SPCA – thin, exhausted and hardly able to stand

Brigitte was supported by Madonna, an older mare who adopted her lovingly, Madonna’s foal, Justin and another foal by the name of Oliver, who all quickly became attached to her, turning the four horses into a warm and sweet family unit. Slowly and gradually Brigitte began to blossom and develop self-confidence. Today she is able to run around freely, enjoying a relaxing life with her friends in the Society’s Guest House for Horses.

Brigitte enjoying the Horses' Guest House
Brigitte enjoying the Horses’ Guest House
Brigitte today - healthy and happy
Brigitte today – healthy and happy

Update: In the end of the rehabilitation process Brigitte was adopted by owners of a private horse farm.

Psycho

My name is Psycho, and when I arrived at the Society I was short-tempered, sick and had lost my faith in man, after years of pulling wagons and being badly abused. Today I am healthy and even prone to smiling, thanks to the long rehabilitation that I underwent

Psycho, a 16 year old horse, had a very hard life for many years, suffering greatly from being harnessed to a wagon and forced to pull heavy loads, all without appropriate attention being given to his legs and hooves. When he reached the limit of his ability a complaint of neglect was filed in the Israeli Police following which he was confiscated and brought to the Society’s stables.

Psycho on the day he arrived at the stables - aggressive, afraid and suffering from intense pain
Psycho on the day he arrived at the stables – aggressive, afraid and suffering from intense pain

Psycho was in very poor condition: He was suffering from malnutrition, was lame, very scared and aggressive and tried to bite everyone who approached him. In addition, a chronic infection was diagnosed in the fetlock area of his four legs.

The fetlock area after prolonged rehabilitation
The fetlock area after prolonged rehabilitation

Now, following a long period of rehabilitation and intensive treatment with injections and analgesics, Psycho is back to his full strength and health and has become a friendly and gentle animal. According to veterinary recommendations he is not fit for work or intensive riding and is now enjoying a peaceful life in the company of his fellow horses in the Society’s Guest House for Horses.

Following long months of rehabilitation, Psycho is finally smiling
Following long months of rehabilitation, Psycho is finally smiling

After a long process of rehabilitation we found a new home for Psycho and today he lives in a nice farm run by responsible owners

Queen

Though I am not so young and have seen one or two things in my life, I still did not believe that once I was brought to the Society the staff here would succeed in healing all my sores and the fungus that I suffered from. Today I am one of the best looking (and ...

Queen, 18 year old mare, was brought to the Society stables when she was found wandering around in the central area of Israel. Upon her arrival she was diagnosed with warts on her skin and fungus on her back. She was treated for an extended period of time with special ointments and her sores were sterilized with daily washes. Nutritional supplements helped her to gain weight, and today adorable, good-natured Queen is in good health and enjoys being taken on long rides.

Queen enjoying a nourishing meal
Queen enjoying a nourishing meal
Queen's skin after it recovered from sores and fungus infections
Queen’s skin after it recovered from sores and fungus infections
Queen the queen, well-groomed and beautiful
Queen the queen, well-groomed and beautiful

Update: In the end of the rehabilitation process Queen was adopted by owners of a private horse farm.