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Story submitted by All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. 

One of our favorite stories to share is Rascal’s story. We received a call about a foal in need of help. Her mom had scaled a six-foot paddock fence, leaving the hours old filly alone. She was five hours away. We jumped in the truck to meet mid-way. She was weak and unable to stand so we detoured on the way home and immediately took her to Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center. She was diagnosed with white muscle disease resulting from a severe selenium deficiency. She spent 13 days in the hospital under the care of LBEMC staff and the next 13 days at AAE with 24/7 volunteer supervision. At 26 days old, little Rascal was finally able to stand on her own!

Unfortunately, Rascal’s health issues weren’t over yet. She had two intestinal bouts of c. diff bacteria, she had a large umbilical hernia that required surgery, then a massive hoof abscess, and chronic diarrhea that lasted for nearly a year. We never gave up, and neither did she!

Thanks to our supporters, Rascal is now a friendly and beautiful 3-year old. Earlier this fall Rascal and herd-mate Maddie were adopted together and went to their forever family!

Rascal as a healthy and beautiful 3 year old 

Rascal as a healthy and beautiful 3 year old 

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Run by heroic volunteers and the financial contributions of donors, All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. (AAE) successfully rescues and rehabilitates horses and other animals. AAE was founded in 2009 by a couple of individuals who were heartbroken to see large numbers of horses being neglected, abandoned, or sent to auction/slaughter due in part to the economic downturn experienced by much of the country and Northern California, in particular. Wanting to make a difference, they determined to do all they could with what resources they could muster. They worked to turn a small family-owned ranchette into a working horse facility, and in June 2009, the concept of the rescue became a reality when the first two slaughter-bound mare/foal pairs were brought in from a foreign-owned slaughterhouse feedlot in Nevada. Since that day, over 315 horses have found their way through AAE's barn doors.