SWFHR was contacted on 8/4/21 about a “Stray” horse in custody and care of Collier County Domestic Animal Services (CDAS). She was found in late June but no one had claimed her for over a month. CDAS contacted a number of facilities and groups looking for help with this horse but there hadn’t been any solid or resounding “YES!” until they contacted SWFHR.
She comes to us with no history but some evidence of past issues, some obvious and others not. We have suspicions of breeding (possibility of a broodmare). We do know she is structurally off in her rear end that will be evaluated soon. We also know she was received by Animal Control and rated as a 1.75 out of 9 on the Henneke BCS. For those who don’t know that is very low. Aside from this, we know she is almost 14.2HH, currently weighs 739lbs, and WILL have the BRIGHTEST of future’s SWFHR can provide.
In many situations, there are horses out there with a human who is currently responsible for that horse. Even if the owner, who may have an issue (i.e. financial, physical, pure lack of interest, etc.) still has a responsibility to the horse(s) that they originally accepted the responsibility for. We offer mutual help in these situations but horses confiscated, released, or just plainly in the care of authority do not have a human responsible for them and that is what SWFHR believes its efforts as a “Rescue” should be.
Considering her past we think it fitting to give her a brand new name to go with her brand new future. We would love your help in choosing an appropriate name for our newest.
If you’re new to our “Name Game” the rules are written below. The goal is to aid with future care costs (i.e. Coggins, Feed, Hay, Intake Exam, Dental, & Vaccines, Castrations, Farrier Work, De-worming, and Future Training). So for as little as $1 you can be a part of these boys’ legacy.
Participate and follow along with the charts below.
$1 per vote/per name: You may vote multiple times and for different names.
Choosing a Name: You may either choose a name from the prepopulated list or Pick your own name and write in a name by selecting “Pick your own” in the drop-down menu.
The game will end on Sunday, Sept. 12th at 7 pm eastern. At the end of the game, the name with the most votes will officially be her new name… shedding her past. There is no limit to the number of votes that can be cast.
Please allow up to 2 minutes for the charts to update.