breed: 2008 Haflinger gelding
type of rescue: owner surrender
intake date: 6/25/2011
adoption date: 10/28/2011
length of time with SAFE: 4 months
ADOPTED by Tori B of California
Leonardo (Leo) was surrendered by his owner, along with another Haflinger, Lucy, in June 2011. We were told he was 4 years old but his size and teeth told us he was only 2 1/2. Leo was very sweet although he hadn’t had much handling when he first came to us. He came to us with some breathing issues and has been diagnosed as a roarer. He was a colt when he first came to SAFE and the first order of business was to get him gelded. Leo had a long, difficult road with us, dealing with multiple health issues including pneumonia. Happily Leo was adopted by a family who continued his treatment with Dr. Hannah and Pilchuck and saw him through to a full and complete recovery! He now is living the good life in sunny California!