My name is Sadie, and I am a POA (Pony of the Americas) mare. I was born in 2002, and came to live at Linn County Animal Rescue in 2005.
And am I glad I did!
My original owners did not feed or care for any of us horses on a regular basis. It was a really scary place to live – I saw other horses killed in ways you wouldn’t believe, and I always lived in fear.
But I was luckier than many of my buddies, because after a kind person told the Linn County Sheriff’s Office about how badly we were treated, I was taken away before it was too late.
My new foster home was Linn County Animal Rescue, a great place to be a horse. Yet, even thought these good people loved me and cared for my every need, I was still afraid…
…until I met Vana.
When we met, I knew there was something special about her, and she felt the very same way about me.
For the past year, even though she was only 12 years old, her parents allowed her to come to LCAR every single week to take care of me. I looked forward to her visits so much because she had become my very best friend.
For Vana’s 13th birthday, her parents adopted me, so Vana and I can be with each other every day!
I am SO LUCKY to have found my forever home with someone who truly loves me.
My name is Tobbie, and I am an Arab gelding. I came from a place where horrible, unspeakable things were happening. My friends and I saw other horses killed. We were starving without any food to eat, and I became very weak.
Finally, someone saw how bad things had become for us, and cared enough to call the LCSO. When they came to rescue us, I was taken to a foster home just down the road, because I was so weak, they were afraid I could not travel very far. There, I began my rehabilitation and regained some of my strength.
When I was able to travel, I moved to a new foster home at the barn of the LCAR founder. I grew stronger every day until I was finally able to regain my health.
About a year after my rescue, the newspaper came to interview me about being a rescue horse. You can read my story on the News page of this website.
I continued to live at LCAR for several years until I was adopted by my new family. Now I have a place of my own with a special family, and am very happy living here. My family plans to keep me for the rest of my life.
I am a very lucky fellow.
PO Box 2669 Lebanon, OR 97355 · 541-258-3422 · LinnCountyAnimalRescue@yahoo.com