Up until a week ago, she was starving and exposed, alone in a backyard, just a block from where we rescued Eclipse, almost two years ago.
And while Ecljpse, who was far more emaciated than even Aries was, made a miraculous, full recovery....Aries story could not unfold in the same way.
We'll never know how Aries hind leg came to be so severely arthritic, or where along the way the infection set in, but we do know she endured unspeakable cruelty along the way. Ridden, starved, exposed to the elements in the hot, or freezing, desert.
We only came upon Aries because her owner was moving, and he couldn't take her with him. Otherwise, her torture would have continued, possibly for many years.
But when even all the treatment in the world, at a top veterinary hospital, fails to give you any quality of life, sometimes the most painful decision is the right one to make.
We've incurred quite a lot of expenses making sure Aries was given every possible chance at life. And now, that we have euthanized her, add an additional $500 we have to pay off.
If you would like to donate toward Aries expenses, in memoriam, please donate through our websitehttp://www.auctionhorsesrescue.com/donate.html or direct to Wesf Coast Equine Hospital (during regular business hours) at (805) 386-7151