Angus – Crossed the Rainbow Bridge to Heaven
Angus a Belgium who is in his mid-twenties who stands at 17.3 hands. He was rescued from Slaughter in Pennsylvania where he worked for the Amish pulling a wagon or possibly a large wagon full of supplies. When he arrived at the rescue, he had a blank stare. He was extremely skin for draft and he had eye cancer. Once he added some weight, we had Dr. Garrett cut all the cancerous tissue out of his eye and thankfully it has not come back! Not long after gaining his weight back to normal he developed EPM which is Equine Protozoal Myeloenecphalitis. This is when rodent dropping mainly opossums get rolled up in the hay and then the horses eat it. Being with Amish he did not get the necessary immunizations making him have a low immune system. EPM affects the horse neurologically. He overcame it and was living a healthy life. Recently in 2020 he had developed EPM again and had liver damage. He thought we were going to loss Angus because it was taking a poll on his body. We went ahead and started to treat the liver damage first for two weeks and then we used a less strong version of the EPM medication. Angus hated to take his medication, but he was a good boy during the process and now he is doing much better! He is such a gentle giant who loves attention. Majority of the time when you brush him, he ends up going to sleep. He does get mash 2x a day to ensure that he is able to keep his weight right. He has become best friends with Candy Kane! He is the star of the rescue as he is many people’s favorite as he is so kindhearted and sweet. Sadly, Sweet Angus had to be put to sleep on June 30,2021. His back end couldn’t take anymore due to the fact they were already weak from the Amish. We were able to keep him out of pain for 3 years. We will truly miss this big kid as he was the most kindest one here. His size did not matter to him, he only ever wanted was love. Angus was fully sponsored by Paulette W. We love you Angus!