We have a wonderful update for our supporters on the two horses who were rescued by the Humane Society of Ventura County from a burnt down property in Malibu. Flash and Pepe had originally been escorted out of a burned down home in Malibu by HSVC Equine Specialist Christie Tracy, and HSVC Animal Rescue Emergency Volunteer Bennie Scorsur. The horses were transported down to Zuma beach where they were transferred to animal rescue workers, Allie Tashnek DVM, Chris Weber, and Chloe Willems, who took them to Humphrey Giacopuzzi & Associates Equine Hospital for immediate care.
The horses' injuries and burns were treated at the hospital and the horses were released to the HSVC last week. After losing everything in the fire, the horses' owners then made the difficult decision to sign the horses over to the Humane Society of Ventura County so we could continue their care and eventually place them into loving new homes.
In a matter of days, the two horses made huge improvements and we are happy to report were adopted by A little Rescue just a few days ago! A Little Rescue is a nonprofit located in Thousand Oaks whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, & re-home animals who would otherwise end up without the love and compassion they so greatly deserve.
A Little Rescue had to evacuate during the recent Hill and Woolsey fires and brought their horses to the HSVC for safekeeping. While visiting their horses they saw Flash and Pepe and knew they could help. Fortunately, their rescue was not harmed in the fires and when they came to pick up their horses they adopted Flash and Pepe too! The two horses loaded up into their trailer like champs and are doing fabulous in their new home. Thank you to A Little Ranch for helping these two horses after all they have been through, and to everyone who helped give this story a happy ending!