GUELPH – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) recently stepped in to take on the care of four farm animals who were surrendered by their owner, when they could no longer care for them.
Three horses (two miniatures and a thoroughbred) along with a pig are now receiving much-needed medical care at a farm with one of GHS’s foster homes.
All the animals needed immediate care for their hooves, which were overgrown and causing them pain.
The thoroughbred horse is extremely underweight, and likely suffering from a variety of internal parasites, which are now being treated.
The pot belly pig is very overweight, causing limited mobility, painful joints and skin issues.
All the animals require dental procedures and general veterinary care.
GHS is estimating their total care will cost more than $3,500.
“We are so fortunate to have a large network of support, so that we can quickly help with the care of these animals,” says GHS executive director Adrienne McBride.
In 2018, the society helped find homes for more than 15 farm animals, including chickens, horses and pigs.
Anyone interested in learning more about the GHS’s Farm Animal Foster and Adoption program, should contact GHS directly at 519-824-3091.
The Guelph Humane Society urges the community to please reach out to them at 519-824-3091 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org, if you or someone you know is unable to continue care for any animal.