Hip 174, 4-year-old Thoroughbred filly "Threeoffthetee", by Gotham City, showed up at auction underweight and nameless. Because names/identity/history so often make or break a rescue opportunity for a horse, we will go to whatever lengths necessary to obtain any and all background information. It was an all- consuming effort that spanned well over 12-hours without rest.
Because of this, hip 174 went from just another unknown, unraced, discarded Thoroughbred to a filly with a name and known prior owners.
One of the former owners of this now-identified filly got word to us, that this underweight 4-year-old is currently 6 months into a pregnancy by a "high-priced Andalusian stallion." (An even sadder thought, how many of these mares unknowingly sell in-foal to slaughter.)
Hip 135 "Don Chupe," brought to auction by match racers;
Hip 136, the mustang mare with foal at her side;
Hip 152, the tattooed, traumatized 4 yo Thoroughbred;
Hip 153, the Appendix gelding with a demolished left-front leg;
Hip 162, dumped broodmare "Mumu Mamoon";
Hip 168, recently raced filly "Devoted To Shark";
Hip 179, a sweet, small pony.
Through our hard work, profound dedication to detail and resourcefulness, not only are our amazing network of supporters, rescues, and horse people able to help us save so many, but by continuing to do so, week in and week out, we've been able to encourage and inspire many more individuals and rescues to come to these auctions to bid. Resulting in many more horses saved from uncertain fates.
Although we know the world of rescue is inclined toward hostility and adversarial competitiveness, at the end of the day, our work speaks for itself -- thank you all for participating. Be it virtually, at auction night, or providing space/time/facilities for a rescue.
Tomorrow...well, after a few hours of sleep...the work of transporting these horses to their safe havens begins.
If you would like to help us with funds for tonight's auction and subsequent rehabilitations, please donate through http://www.auctionhorsesrescue.com/
Many of these horses (but not the pony!), will be available for adoption -- either through us, or organizations or private rescuers we have partnered with. Please fill out our application athttp://www.auctionhorsesrescue.com/ if you would like to express interest in one of these horses (or any of our rehabilitated rescues, already listed).