Earlier this year, a trailer loaded with 30 horses overturned when the driver fell asleep en route to a Texas feedlot, a waypoint to what would have been their final destination at a slaughterhouse south of the border.
The cost of transporting the horses to the rescue and preliminary veterinary care for these horses was funded by two anonymous donors. According to NewsOK.com, the horses are currently staying in a pasture owned by a Blaze’s Tribute volunteer.
Some of the survivors sustained injuries in the crash and are still recovering, while others are already available for adoption. All of the horses are expected to recover and eventually find adoptive homes, though some may require maintenance care for their injuries.
“I am so glad that these horses now have a second chance at life. They were doomed for slaughter for human consumption, suffered a trailer wreck and now have a chance to be part of someone’s family,” said Cross. “They will know what love is and no longer fear what is around the corner. They have a new beginning.”
To learn more about Blaze’s Tribute, visit blazesequinerescue.com