Shiloh entered the CHANGE Program in 2009 with an emaciated body condition.
At the time of her entry, she had lost almost half of her body mass
due to starvation. Statistics show that horses in this body condition
have less than a 15% chance of survival when being refed. Despite
our best, dedicated efforts, Shiloh succumbed to starvation just five
into her rehabilitation. She was 23 years old, sweet, loving and gentle.
She will be dearly missed.
Also both 23 years old, her caretaker, Amanda Reece-Holm and her owner,
Crystal Strand, were both charged with felony animal abuse by the Sonoma
County District Attorney. Strand, a Sonoma State college student, plead
guilty to felony animal abuse after a judge heard expert witness testimony
by the CHANGE Program veterinarian. Her counterpart, Amanda Holm, turned
state's evidence against Strand in exchange for a misdemeanor conviction.
Both young women are currently serving probation for their crime.