Lots of Love for Abby the Horse

Abby the horse is feeling the love this Valentine’s Day as she gets adopted into her forever home!

Abby arrived at the Humane Society of Ventura County on November 8th, 2019, after Humane Officers responded to a call from an owner who was in dire need of help with their horse. Humane Officer Winwood and Veterinary Assistant Christina Malleck immediately went to the property to investigate. It did not take long for all parties involved to agree it was in Abby’s best interest to be signed over to the shelter.


Upon arrival, 28-year-old Abby was visibly underweight and had a skin condition known as rain rot. She had several ulcers in her eyes. Her teeth and hooves were in terrible condition and in need of care. Our staff was quick to tend to Abby’s immediate medical needs.

To combat the rain rot, Abby has received a medical bath twice a week and has made amazing improvements. She also received medication for her eye condition, which quickly improved.

April Armstrong, DVM was called in to give Abby the immediate medical attention she needed. April Armstrong, DVM, was a key player in Abby's recovery as she tended to her teeth and gave her any necessary medical treatments. Farrier Stacy Hyatt was extremely helpful as she tended to Abby’s hooves by trimming and filing them. Abby has also been on a feeding schedule to get her back to a healthy weight.

Thanks to our dedicated veterinarians and shelter staff, Abby is now happy and healthy. She has become a staff favorite due to her sweet and gentle personality. She is being adopted by the Hogan Family Foundation. Abby will be living the remainder of her years at their sanctuary for senior horses where they can enjoy quality care and attention from their dedicated staff.

We are happy Abby is finally going to her forever home where she will receive the constant love and care she deserves. What a way to celebrate love this Valentine’s Day. Congratulations, Abby!

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