Cocoa

Arrived on Wednesday, July 06, 2011, estimated age 5yrs at arrival and currently 11yrs
Seeking Adoption/New Home - CLICK HERE TO CONTACT R&M RANCH

WARNING: SOME IMAGES MAY BE GRAPHIC AND DEPICT NEGLECTED ANIMALS AND HOW THEY ARRIVED HERE!

Intake Status

2017 Update:  Cocoa is ready for rehoming!!!  Contact Michelle at mickiegordon@gmail.com if you'd like more info and are interested in giving Cocoa a new furever loving home!

 

2016 Heartbreaking news about Cocoa.

We can not tell you just how horrible we feel that Cocoa was neglected, yet again! This time by a central Indiana boarding facility (who boasts that they do "rescue" also, along with therapeutic riding lessons) and their boarder who adopted Cocoa from us. However we can not totally blame the boarder, she has told us that she has been diagnosed with some health issues that has kept her from being able to get out to see Cocoa. We truly feel bad for the boarder and hope and pray that she can get through this tough time... our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

When you are a boarding facility YOU are responsible for the animals in your care, no matter if your boarder comes out to take care of that animal or not. YOU, as the caretaker, have a responsibility to make sure that the animal is taken care of properly. If that means you have to "foot the bill" and then charge your boarder for the care, then so be it. YOU do NOT get to just let the animal suffer and neglect it just because the owner of the animal has not or can not come out to do their part!

Cocoa is now back at R&M Ranch and is gaining weight nicely and shedding out the retained winter hair from the malnutrition. To see updates on Cocoa, please visit her photo album on our Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/RandMranch/photos/?tab=album&album_id=291361744308833 

If you'd like to help with Cocoa's rehab go here for that information:

http://fnd.us/318SR2?ref=sh_5aKWf 


The condition in which Cocoa was found on 5/21/16:

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Updated progress pics and so forth will be posted to Cocoa's album on our Facebook Page here:

https://www.facebook.com/RandMranch/photos/?tab=album&album_id=291361744308833 


 

Madison County neglect seizure 2011


Current Status

2017 Update:  Cocoa is ready for rehoming!!!  Contact Michelle at mickiegordon@gmail.com if you'd like more info and are interested in giving Cocoa a new furever loving home!


2016 Heartbreaking news about Cocoa.

We can not tell you just how horrible we feel that Cocoa was neglected, yet again! This time by a central Indiana boarding facility (who boasts that they do "rescue" also, along with therapeutic riding lessons) and their boarder who adopted Cocoa from us. However we can not totally blame the boarder, she has told us that she has been diagnosed with some health issues that has kept her from being able to get out to see Cocoa. We truly feel bad for the boarder and hope and pray that she can get through this tough time... our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

When you are a boarding facility YOU are responsible for the animals in your care, no matter if your boarder comes out to take care of that animal or not. YOU, as the caretaker, have a responsibility to make sure that the animal is taken care of properly. If that means you have to "foot the bill" and then charge your boarder for the care, then so be it. YOU do NOT get to just let the animal suffer and neglect it just because the owner of the animal has not or can not come out to do their part!

Cocoa is now back at R&M Ranch and is gaining weight nicely and shedding out the retained winter hair from the malnutrition. To see updates on Cocoa, please visit her photo album on our Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/RandMranch/photos/?tab=album&album_id=291361744308833 

If you'd like to help with Cocoa's rehab go here for that information:

http://fnd.us/318SR2?ref=sh_5aKWf 


The condition in which Cocoa was found on 5/21/16:

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Updated progress pics and so forth will be posted to Cocoa's album on our Facebook Page here:

https://www.facebook.com/RandMranch/photos/?tab=album&album_id=291361744308833 




11/27/15 UPDATE REHOMED!!!


 

Cocoa is doing much better but still needs worked with when it comes to her trust issues. She has been taken to the trails and did very well, goes through water, trailers well, etc...!  It will take a very special and dedicated home for this girl.  Before she was neglected she was a "fat pony" from the health issues she has shown (has to be dryloted the majority of the time because she is very susceptible to laminitis flare ups).  While she was either at the neglectors place or sometime before that, she was abused, so she has trust issues and it will take a very special person/family to work with her to get her to trust them and who can also provide a very gentle/patient Vet and Farrier.  Our daughter, Tyra, has been working with her for the past 4 years that Cocoa has been here and she is willing to do almost anything Ty asks her to do without argument, but she does not trust others and has been known to kick.

Located in Central Indiana – Cocoa - currently a 675lb. 13 hand 6 year old hackney cob mare and will be a "no fee" rehoming under a "first right of refusal contract". Her rider+gear weight limit is 165lbs. Will need experienced rider and owner, as she has trust issues she’s still working on. Please contact Michelle

Love is Expensive

We estimate the cost of keeping this horse at $10 per day for rehabilitation (about 90 days) then $5 per day thereafter, which means for the 2353 days we have taken care of and rehabilitated Cocoa we have paid approximately $23530 (does not include Vet/Farrier Bills).

Please consider sending us a gift via PayPal to help cover the costs of providing shelter to Cocoa and other neglected animals.

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