Unfortunately, there is no specific Framework Law in the United States that protects all creatures on the national territory. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of ignorance regarding the needs of horses, as well as the scenario of unfair treatment they face in many circumstances.
This is the story of River, a horse who was discovered and rescued by César Garca and his young son when they were walking near Grayson Road in Modesto, California.
The poor animal was laying on the ground in a dreadful state, abandoned by some greedy and vicious creature. The history of the quadruped, according to witnesses, was a complete mystery. They barely got a glimpse of a horse trailer being towed by a dark-colored truck, which was followed by a gray minivan.
The equine had several open wounds on his body and he looked truly distressed, so Garcia immediately called the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department to report the situation and, within minutes, several officers were present at the site to help the unfortunate victim.
The person in charge was nowhere to be seen, however, someone heard the story and immediately called Bobbie Carne, who has been helping and rescuing animals of all kinds for 20 years.
“It’s not unusual for me to get calls like this when someone learns about an animal in need.” “I’ve done a lot of rescues and seen some horrific things happen to animals, so it’s no longer surprising to me,” Carne explained.
Despite his previous experience, Carne was taken aback by what he witnessed. The animal’s condition was simply incredible. His face and side had been bound and dragged there by whatever had brought him there.
“I was really almost at that point of no return. The horse was in a severe state when it arrived here and the blood test showed that it had been experiencing a prolonged state of hunger, ”added the rescuer.
Carne joined the agents in the park, dressed in pajamas, and they proceeded to design a plan to provide him with the assistance that River need. River was able to rise to his feet, be loaded onto the trailer, and transported to Taylor Veterinary Hospital in Turlock with the help of another man who became aware of the incident and returned to the scene with a double-wide trailer.
River’s wounds were treated, medicated, and nurtured by Dr. Rebecca Curry at a constant but regulated rate, as feeding him too soon could lead the animal to fall into shock.
Carne and Garca both published the story on their social media sites, inspiring hundreds of people to express their support. In actuality, Bryen Camden of Riverbank’s attitude was one of determination: to give River a better life.
Horse has recovered little by little miraculously
Upon viewing the post, the woman who already has two rescued horses approached Carne and told him that she would take care of River once he got out of veterinary care.
For his part, Camden decided to keep the River name, but added Maximus, to show the inner strength that the horse has shown so far.
Fortunately, thanks to García’s complaint and the prompt response of the authorities, River managed to recover and now he looks strong, his fur shines and he looks very happy in his new home.