Twister arrived at SAVER with her buddy Mocha after being confiscated by the Pima County Sheriff Office due to neglect. Although Twister and her ‘sister’ were well fed and relatively healthy, both mares had extensive hoof growth. With close to 10 inches of extra hoof growth, both horses could barely move.
Each mare had to be sedated for several hours while their hoofs were trimmed with a sawzall. X-rays of the feet showed a history of bone change leading to laminitis. Once the excess growth had been removed, both mares were started on medication and received all necessary vaccinations and dental care. It will be years before these mares fully recover, but both are well on their way to a healthy, normal life.
After spending several months at SAVER recovering, both mares found a new lease on life. Mocha now resides in her new forever home while Twister lives with a wonderful foster family.
BUY BRACELETS: Handcrafted by creative volunteers, one-of-a-kind bracelets cost $20/no tax. Eighteen dollars goes to SAVER. You can buy bracelets at these local Tucson venues:
–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 520-624-9954, meter parking until 5 PM M-F, free parking weekends (if you buy a bracelet at Silver Sea, ask for a horse charm to be added free during October/while supplies last)
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road, 520-326-8533 (closed Mon-Tues)
Buy bracelets online; they are shipped worldwide via Etsy (large selection); postage is based on destination.