|YOB: 1997||AGE: 25 yrs old||HEIGHT: 14.2 HH||WEIGHT: 915 lbs|
|LOCATION: Redmond, WA||ADOPTION FEE: TBD||Online Adoption Application|
We are guessing Nico is in his mid 20’s and could be a BLM Mustang. Right now it’s hard to see if there is a brand under his thick coat, but we are looking forward to learning more about this boy after he is healthy. Originally we went to to rescue a mare, Tanis, whose owner was in her 80s and had passed away leaving 14 dogs, the mare, a friendly cat and several feral cats. When we arrived and saw the mare with Nico, both coughing, and covered with rain rot and lice, we asked the current resident if we could take Nico as well. He had a lot of nasal discharge, so we stopped at our vet on the way home to get a nasal swab so we could figure out what was wrong. He has a good appetite and hopefully, with some much-needed TLC, he will feel 100% better in the weeks to come.
Nico was surrounded by many who loved him and laid to rest with peace and dignity. His friend Tanis was by his side and was able to say her goodbyes. We are so thankful he received the medical care he needed instead of suffering alone in a muddy field. He was respected and treated with love just like a member of our family. We are comforted knowing he is no longer suffering and thankful for the support that allowed him to not be forgotten. Nico was not a horse that we set out to rescue, but in the end, we are so grateful that we got the chance to help him.
Watch Tanis and Nico when they first arrived at SAFE in the video below.
Every horse deserves at least ten friends! Even a small monthly donation can make a difference. Plus, SAFE horse sponsors receive discounts at local businesses through the SAFEkeepers program!