Congratulations to Tommy who has passed his final veterinarian check and is now available for adoption. Dr. Kevin Smith, DVM, examined Tommy Monday and has cleared him now that he is back to weight and healthy enough to go home.
Tommy came to the Shelter on December 13th as a stray that had been found wandering in a field in Santa Paula. When Tommy was brought to the Shelter he was emaciated, covered in dirt and ash and had deep imprints from a halter around his face. However with the proper diet and medical care, the horse, lovingly named Tommy by the staff, has made an impressive recovery. He is a 25 year old gelded Arab Percheron cross. He has a great personality who if he had his choice, would be a lap dog.
He will do best at a home that plenty of room for him to graze. He has previous training under him but he will need a confident owner who is willing to be patient with him do to the fact that he hasn’t had any structure in the last two years or so. Although he has rehabilitated quite well, he will be on thyroid medication for the rest of his life. For those interested in Tommy, or any of our other available horses, should call the Shelter to make arrangements for a visit at 805-646-6505.
A special thank you to Humane Officers Vail & Winwood, Veterinary Assistant Christina Malleck, and Kennel Attendant Christy Tracy, and local veterinarians Dr. Granstedt, DVM and Dr. Smith, DVM for taking such good care of this great horse since his arrival!