JJ is a sweet horse that was rescued from slaughter and is still suffering the repercussions of neglect.
We saved this poor boy from the Louisiana Thompson Kill Pen last year when he was only six months old right before he was going to be sent to the slaughterhouse. Once we got him back to the ranch, we realized just how bad his condition was. He was suffering from extremely poor nutrition and was in terrible shape. JJ had blisters and open sores all over, a fractured hip and hurt leg, and also a hernia that needed correction. Although we have been continuously caring for him and helping him heal, the poor nutrition he had suffered prior to coming with us has resulted in a stunt of growth and although he is now 2 years old, he is smaller than our yearlings.
We are now at the point where he is ready to be neutered but there is one big problem.. One of his testicles has not dropped causing him to be cryptorchid. This presents an issue with the surgery because not only will it be more extensive, but it will be much more expensive than a normal horse neuter.
We desperately need help with paying for JJ's surgery so we can get him ready to join the other horses and live a normal life. Please consider making a donation and help us give JJ the life he deserves!