Hero has come a long way since he was first brought to the Humane Society of Ventura County as part of an abuse and neglect case in October of 2018. When our Humane Officers first met the 5-year-old Thoroughbred, he was about 500 pounds underweight with a score of 1 (the worst) on the Henneke scale. He was standing in a filthy corral caked with manure and every piece of wood in reach was chewed.
The skeletal horse, along with another emaciated horse named Archer, was impounded and taken to the HSVC to begin their rehabilitation journey. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff and Humane Officers, Hero was able to make a full recovery to become a happy and healthy horse!
Flash-forward to May of 2020, our boy finally got the forever home he deserved! Hero, along with fellow HSVC residents Taz and Tobin, was adopted by Lisa Baca and has been residing at Monteverde Ranch
Located in Sylmar, CA, Monteverde Ranch
has been owned by the late Leroy Chase and his family for the past five years. Nicole Chase, the current General Manager, has always had a love for helping rehab horses that come from difficult situations. Working together with boarder Lisa Baca, there are several success stories like Taz, Tobin, and Hero who now call
HSVC staff members Officer King, Christina Malleck, and Amy King recently got to visit Hero, Taz, and Tobin in their new home. In addition to touring the gorgeous facility, the trio also got to enjoy a trail ride led by Lisa herself. Officer King was even able to ride Hero, making it a true full-circle moment.
Thank you, Lisa, for taking a chance on Hero and giving him the life he deserves. Stay tuned for Taz and Tobin's full adoption update, coming soon!