WARNING: DISTURBING GRAPHIC IMAGES
On May 15th, a 13 year old Paint mare by the name of Nellie was the victim of a torturous attack in Essex, Vermont. Some monster sprayed a caustic chemical in her face, giving her such severe burns that her left eye had to be removed.
The Spring Hill Horse Rescue Community Response Team is helping Nellie’s owners with her recovery. She is recovering, although it is obvious from her most recent photos that she has lost weight from the trauma. Almost her entire face is naked of hair, where the skin has sloughed off from the chemical burns.
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $2,500 reward for information on this case. Anyone having information on the case should contact the Essex police at 802-878-8331. If you know who this monster is, please, call.
I have met the Spring Hill Horse Rescue people, and they do amazing work with horses that others would put down as being “too far gone” to save. I met a 20+ pygmy horse mare, totally blind, that they had rescued after vets had said she had maybe a 10% chance of recovery from her abused and neglected state. She was healthy, plump and friendly when her new owner brought her to our farmer’s market to meet the kids. She stood patiently while the kids petted her, talked to her and bribed her with carrots.
Anyone wanting to donate to Nellie’s recovery and medical expenses, or who would just like to learn more about the Spring Hill organization, visit Spring Hill Rescue’s website.