Teddy – Rehabilitating – In Need of Sponsors!
Teddy is a 14 year old Appendix Gelding who stands at 15.3 hands. He was a local surrender case here in Linden, NC by people who cared about his well-being. His owner stopped feeding him because he was lame so the neighbors stepped in by reaching out to the rescue for help. Without hesitation we took him in and he arrived at the rescue on October 5,2021 in rough condition. He was a 1.5 on the body scale, had old shoes on that were too small, bad thrush, and through all of this he was still a sweet loving guy. The farrier came the next day to relieve him the pain of the old shoes being on. The vet also came to do a further examination of his situation. The vet discovered he had no soles in his hooves at all! He was only 8 millimeters between the ground and his bone as it is suppose to be at least 18 millimeters. He received special boots to help elevate him so help relieve some of the pain. He is also getting durasole on his sole and frog which will help strengthen and build his hooves. He receives bute to help with any pain he is in along with any inflammation in his tendons that was caused from his hooves being so bad. We recently took the special boots off after two months of his arrival because his soles are showing improvement. His hooves will need to be trimmed and monitored regularly for now until he has fully healed. He has one floppy ear that could have potential had an accident cutting some nerves. He is also known as “Lucky Teddy” by our volunteers. He has fallen in love with Lady Winner who is a Thoroughbred! They are the stalls next to each other, that’s how their relationship started. Everywhere she goes he has to be with her or else he will tell us we wants to go with her. He even talks to us if she is not in her sight luckily for him the love is the same for her as well! He is an absolute sweetheart who is just a sweet soul. He loves attention and loves to know that will only experience love from now on. He warms up to any individual quickly as long as you will pet him.He talks to you when he sees you with his grain. We will continue to update his story when we learn more about him.
To follow Teddy’s progress please check out our Facebook Page or our Instagram Page. For adoption information fill the form out below or call (904)236-8928. We are now accepting applications for him but he will not adopted out until he is fully healed.
If you would like to be a sponsor for Teddy please sign up for your reoccurring monthly donations using PayPal or Venmo. Recommended donation amounts are $25, $50, $75, or $100 (Full Sponsorship). You can also adjust the amount to how much you want to donate. Singular Bequests are also welcomed!