Emaciated race horse abandoned in desert rescued by animal rescue group in Arizona

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In Buckeye, Arizona, a horse trainer rescued an emaciated and dehydrated thoroughbred left to die in a field near Gila Bend. On Monday, the horse was spotted wandering alone in the desert. Allison Montano and a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputy teamed up to find the horse; they brought her a bucket of water that she seemed relieved to have been given to her. 

The founder of Hope Ranch Arizona, Misian Cory stepped up to help and believes the horse had been wandering alone for six months and had lost 600 pounds.

“When we came across this sweet horse… she had apparently been left to fend for herself. She appeared relieved and immediately started to drink the water we brought for her.”

Allison Montano Facebook

The rescue group named the horse Blessing. Her tattoo found under her lip, along with a brand on her side, revealed her real name to be “Pleasing Dom”; she was born in 2012.

Loaded into the trailer and brought to Hope Ranch Arizona, Blessing was bathed, had her hooves trimmed and examined by a veterinarian.

“Without hesitation she got right into the trailer and was quickly brought to safety. Today she is getting her hooves trimmed. They are in terrible shape and it’s difficult for her to walk. The vet has been called and we are doing everything necessary to get her well. This is going to be a big expense and we are asking for donations. Anything is appreciated. Even prayers and good thoughts. We have named her Blessing. That’s just what she is….. a Blessing”

Misian Cory

Check out her video and how much Blessing is loving her bath:


Difference between Day 1 and Day 4

Hope Ranch Arizona has never asked for donations before, and they are not a non profit, but in one week they have taken in three very malnourished horse and greatly appreciate any help.

No one knows who abandoned this horse, but miraculously Blessing is anticipated to make a full recovery. Amazingly, she is very gentle and well behaved. A GoFundMe link can be found here.

Donations can also be made via:

Zelle – misianstewart2019@gmail.com

Venmo (misian Stewart- Cory ) @misian-Stewart

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1 reply
  1. Diana Rowell says:

    Our little group just sent them $100. Come on folks, just $5 or $10 from you adds up and really helps. I pray whoever ABANDONED her to a SLOW death is found with a “reality check” and comes to KNOW how torturous this kind of callous “throw away” mentality truly is; of course if done by someone struggling to eat themselves, I pray they come to KNOW how to REACH out for help.


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