VAN ZANDT COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - We told you back in May about a rescue horse who had been taken in by the Pegasus Project Equine Rescue. In March, the Rusk County Sheriff's Department had picked up the colt who was spotted standing in the woods, tied to a tree with no food or water nearby. The poor colt was malnourished and dehydrated, but still alive.
The young horse was taken to the Rusk County sheriff's holding pen, allowing the required time to pass for his rightful owners to come claim him, but they did not.
Allyson and Mike DeCanio, founders of The Pegasus Project, showed up later in March at the holding pen, there to pick up another abandoned horse. Allyson spotted the colt, his ribs protruding and his coat a sad mess, and eventually she was allowed to take him home, after giving his owners ample time to claim him. They did not come for him.
The colt was given the name Shiloh, which means peace; he was taken back to the ranch in Van Zandt County where is now receiving the care he needs to get his health back. A dentist came to look him over, and said that Shiloh is about three years old. As you can tell from the pictures, when he first arrived at Pegasus, Shiloh was much smaller than a three-year-old horse should be, due to the neglect he suffered.
Fast forward to July; Shiloh looks so much better and is finally strong enough to begin his training! When horses complete their training at Pegasus, they are then ready for adoption. Shiloh is still undergoing training. We will let you know when he is ready for a new home.
To learn more about Shiloh and the other animals at The Pegasus Project Equine Rescue, or to find out how to contribute to the care of the animals there, click here.
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