Penelope is a 25-year-old gray Arabian mare. She had a body condition score of 1 out of 9 on the Henneke Scoring scale. She was badly emaciated. The CHANGE Program assisted the Sonoma County Animal Care and Control Department in removing her from a property in mid-November, 2011. She went into a safe and secure foster barn. CHANGE provided blankets for her through the Supply Donation Program, and she ate round the clock! Her foster mom spent a number of hours grooming Penelope and picking hundreds of ticks off of her. Her foster mom reported that Penelope loves to be groomed. She is very gentle despite not being handled and roaming free on hundreds of acres for over 10 years! Penelope was in rough shape, but the CHANGE Program provided her all of the veterinary care, foster care, supplies and medications that she needed to regain her health.
Penelope is thriving in her rehabilitation! She is being fed four times per day by her devoted foster barn volunteer and she is slowly and steadily gaining weight. Since she was admitted into the CHANGE Program by Sonoma County Animal Care and Control, she has been vaccinated, dewormed, and had her teeth powerfloated. Penelope's foster mom has worked tirelessly to heal her damaged skin (which was infested with hundreds of ticks when she entered the program.) She is now a happy gal and knickers whenever a visitor comes to pet her!
If you are interested in making Penelope a member of your family, she will make an AWESOME pasture pet. She gets along well with other horses and has lived in a herd for many years. She will be available for adoption soon so please inquire about her.
Penelope is doing wonderfully in rehabilitation! She is slowly but steadily gaining weight. Despite her age, she is an incredibly graceful mover and she loves getting out with friends and running around! If you are interested in Penelope, please email CHANGE at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penelope has gained approximately 200 pounds since she came into the CHANGE Program 3-1/2 months ago. She is eating wetted pellet mash and that seems to be doing the trick for her.
Great Job to Dawn for rehabbing her! Penelope is trying on some new fashions!
Congratulations to Pam for making this sweet little mare a part of your family!