Jamestown, CA– It was just last month that a horse named Gabriel, had collapsed near the intersection of Highway 108 and 5th Avenue in Jamestown.
Animal Control had seized Gabriel at that time and until recently was able to provide the necessary care he needed to recover from malnutrition and owner neglect. However, this week because of Animal Control’s budget restraints, Gabriel was forced to find a new home. ReHorse Rescue Ranch in Jamestown gladly came to Gabriel’s rescue and is now providing the continuing care he needs to get him back on the road to recovery.
According to Raquelle Van Vleck of ReHorse Rescue Ranch in Jamestown, Gabriel is over 300 pounds underweight and suffers from two serious wounds that will require costly veterinary care for at least a couple of months. The ReHorse Rescue Ranch relies mainly on volunteers and donations but is hoping to qualify for grant funding soon.
Van Vleck said, “We actually have 30 horses, two donkeys and a pot bellied pig. We’ve adopted out 21 horses since February of last year, we’ve taken on 57 and we’ve placed 39 horses before they’ve come into the rescue. ” Van Vleck added, “We appreciate any donations and volunteers, and if anyone wants to check on Gabriel and see how he’s doing, they can call me anytime.”
For more information on ReHorse Rescue Ranch, call (209) 337-5886 or visit their website at www.rehorserescue.org