Camille at foster, 2 months before arriving at SAFE

Welcome Camille to the SAFE family! Camille is a 20 yr old 18 hand, 1600 lb Percheron mare. Like many of our new intakes she comes to us with a very sad history. Her previous owner was literally working her to death as a carriage horse when Pierce County Animal Control stepped in and seized her. She has been recovering for the past two months with a lovely foster family. They helped her heal from her horrific wounds and put about 300 lbs on her before heading to SAFE.

Arriving at SAFE last Monday, she was greeted by volunteers eager to meet our newest gentle giant. She calmly unloaded from the trailer and dutifully followed Terry’s lead as she toured her new digs. Once unhalterd, she slowly munched the dried grass, pausing to look at the volunteers and staff discussing her new set up. She seemed quickly at home in the dried grass pasture where she hung out yawning and relaxing.

We continue where the foster family left off, treating her old wounds, sweet itch and keeping a watchful eye on her. For now, we are free feeding her, placing hay in different areas of the pasture to inspire a little movement which can help with the healing. We look forward to seeing this mare healthy and getting to know her sweet personality.