Cramer and Otto arrived last month, like many horses at SAFE, in rough shape. They were part of a 3 horse seizue by Snohomish Animal Control. Our herd count was pretty high at the time, so our friends at SAIN (Skagit Animals in Need) took the third horse.
Cramer is a huge guy, who is believed to have been used as a bucking horse in rodeos and is unhandled at 15 years old. The staff got right to work getting this big bay used to people with scratches in his favorite spot. They’ve also been working on getting Cramer up to a healthier weight and he’s already looking better.
A few days later, Otto arrived. Cramer was excited to see his familiar face after being alone in our quarantine paddock. Otto is only 3 years old and is in need of a ton of groceries and will be on antibiotics twice a day for a dental infection. As you can see in the photos, there is a bump on his nose. This is the site of a broken tooth which happened when one of his adult teeth ruptured through and broke the baby tooth in place. Now, with infection making its way into the bone, this is a horrific situation. There was discharge from the right nostril, a foul odor, and could abscess through the sinus passage. The vet said this might be a good sign and help the surgeon. We are hopeful after putting on some pounds he will be strong enough to have surgery with the NW Veterinarian Clinic in Mount Vernon. This little man’s journey is just beginning, but he is in the right place now!