Nester had been living in an area of Texas, surrounded by what had resembled a landfill for the last five years. Knowing the property was slated to flood during Hurricane Harvey, his owners didn’t care – they left their neglected and emaciated horse tied to one spot to face nature’s angriest moments alone. And as the waters rose, Nester’s body had nearly been submerged in the rising flood.
Rescuers from the Underdog Project, a nonprofit organization from Plano, Texas, had to make the difficult decision not to rescue the horse that night after hearing gunshots. As the waters receded, rescuers returned; they were determined not to give up. The next day the combative owner refused to surrender the horse, but faced with criminal animal abuse and neglect charges, the owner slowly began to change his mind. The battle for Nester’s safety still wasn’t over – when volunteers returned with a trailer, the horse’s owner pretended to have had a heart attack.
Forced to leave, but never about to give up on Nester’s life saving rescue, volunteers returned with the authorities. Had the horse not been removed from his abusive situation, he would have died. That night, Nester quietly walked into the trailer and never looked back.
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The Story of NesterDonate: https://northtexasgivingday.org/npo/the-underdog-projectNester was just another piece of property to his owner, surrounded by what resembled a landfill. Emaciated and already weak, his owners left him to face the rain and storms knowing the property was going to flood! As the water rose, Nesters body was submerged underwater. After gunshots at night, rescuers had to make the difficult decision to not continue the rescue attempts that night. After the water receded, we returned ready to get him, but faced a combative owner. After changing his mind several times, we were allowed to get Nester. When we returned with a trailer and his owner started screaming about the devil and faking a heart attack. We were forced to leave, only to return with authorities. We were not giving up on Nester! He was a pitiful sight, emaciated and wounded. We knew he would not survive much longer! We were able to walk Nester to safety for him to never look back at his 5 year torture!#NTXGD The Underdog Project
Posted by The Underdog Project on Thursday, September 14, 2017
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