“What better way to kick off a ‘Feel Good Sunday’ than to share a story of rescue, care, love and hope (that occurred last ‘Feel Good Sunday’). Please enjoy and many thanks to our good friends at Corolla Wild Horse Fund.” ~ R.T.
Corolla, N.C. – Vivo is a five-day-old horse, saved by the Corolla Wild Horse fund.
He was walking on his tip toes, which would have led him to be crippled later in life.
“It was just a recipe for disaster in the wild, so now he’s going to have a great life,” said Karen McCalpin, the executive director at the Corolla Wild Horse fund.
Vivo was spotted on the Outer Banks by rescuers with the Corolla Wild Horse fund over the weekend. Monday he was taken in to be treated on the mainland.
Vivo is on antibiotics, which will relax the muscles in his tendons allowing them to stretch out. This will help him to walk like a normal horse eventually.
He can be domesticated pretty easily since he is so young. In six months, Vivo could be put up for adoption.
IN THE HANDS OF KILL BUYERS! When horses are purchased at auction by buyers intending to kill them, they're hauled away in double- decker tractor trailers where they are beaten and often blinded with baseball bats to mollify them. After crossing the border into Mexico, the animals are stabbed on each side-an act to tenderize their meat-and immobilized. Workers, then saw the horses legs off, at the knee and hang them to bleed out-all while the horses are ALIVE! (This is an excerpt, from an article written by Missy Diaz, crediting Victoria Mc Cullough and Sen. Joe Abruzzo for bringing awareness of horse slaughter, to Florida. In 2010 Florida Legislation unanimously passed the Horse Protection Bill, making it a felony to slaughter horses for personal or commercial use.)