Unfortunately, there is no clear Framework Law in the United States that protects all animals on the national territory.
Unfortunately, there is still widespread ignorance about equines’ needs, as well as the situation of unfair treatment that they face in many cases.
This is the story of River, a horse who was discovered and rescued by César Garca and his young son while out for a walk near Grayson Road in Modesto, California, USA.
The poor animal was in terrible condition as it lay on the ground, abandoned by some unscrupulous and ruthless being.
According to witnesses, nothing was known about the quadruped’s past.
They only saw a trailer full of horses being pulled by a dark-colored truck, followed by a gray minivan.
The equine had several open wounds on his body and appeared distressed, so Garcia immediately called the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department to report the situation, and several officers arrived at the scene within minutes to assist the unfortunate victim.
The person in charge was nowhere to be found, but someone heard the story and immediately called Bobbie Carne, who has been assisting and rescuing animals of all kinds for the past 20 years.
When someone learns about an animal in need, I frequently receive calls like this.
I’ve done a lot of rescues and seen some horrible things done to animals, so it’s no surprise to me anymore, said Carne.
Carne couldn’t believe what he saw, despite his previous experience.
The animal was in truly amazing condition.
His face and side had been tied up and dragged by whoever had brought him there.
I had almost reached the point of no return.
The horse was in critical condition when it arrived, and a blood test revealed that it had been in a prolonged state of hunger, according to the rescuer.
Carne joined the agents in the park, dressed in pajamas, and they began to devise a plan to provide him with the assistance that River required.
Another man who became aware of the situation returned to the scene with a double-wide trailer, and they worked together to get River to his feet, load him onto the trailer, and transport him to Taylor Veterinary Hospital in Turlock.
Dr. Rebecca Curry was in charge of treating River’s wounds, medicating him, and nurturing him at a steady but balanced pace, because feeding him too quickly could cause the animal to go into shock.
Carne and Garca both shared the story on their social media accounts, prompting thousands of users to express their support.
In fact, Riverbank’s Bryen Camden’s reaction was determination: to make River’s life better.
Horse has miraculously recovered little by little.
After seeing the post, the woman approached Carne and told him that she would take care of River once he was released from veterinary care.
Camden, for his part, decided to keep the River name but add Maximus to reflect the horse’s inner strength thus far.
River was able to recover thanks to Garca’s complaint and the prompt response of the authorities, and he now appears strong, his fur shines, and he appears very happy in his new home.
Share this story with your family and friends and report any case of unworthy treatment against animals. Let’s not allow it. We are your voice.