This foal was born right after we got his mare from the Alpine wild horse auctions. That of course meant they could not travel with the others to the Wild Horse Refuge yet. So our volunteers are taking care of him and his mom and an auntie, at a property in the cool pines, owned by one of our volunteers. That generous volunteer named the beautiful little colt after her brother: Jahmez.
But, Jahmez was very weak and mom didn’t have a good supply of milk as she was extremely skinny. (Many horses came from the auction in very skinny conditions)
On his 3rd day, we rushed him to AzEquine, where he received a feeding tube and plasma. That fixed him right up, and after 2 days we reunited him again with his momma! They were so happy and are both doing great now!
He would have surely passed away had he been born in short term holding with the government contractor. 4 foals are missing from their mares, and presumed dead, who were fine and healthy before the roundup. Roundups are so cruel.
Our hearts break for the Alpine wild horses, but we take every life we can save, as a victory. We had no time to make a fundraiser as every minute counts in these situations.
Plasma treatments are expensive, but worth it. We posted the bill in the comments for $2277. If anyone can help us with his bill, and with future veterinary expenses, please click on the donate button, Thank you so much to our dearest supporters, who make saving lives possible!