We can’t help but fall in love with our new rescue, Elvis.
Elvis arrived at our facility after being voluntarily surrendered by his former owner, who is in her late 70s and can no longer provide the care he needs.
A little over a year ago, she worked closely with her veterinarian to find a safe new home for him. The place she chose seemed promising, with assurances that she could visit anytime. However, when she attempted to check on Elvis, she was denied access. Concerned for his well-being, she informed her vet, who promptly visited the location and was shocked by Elvis’ condition. Taking matters into her own hands, the vet took Elvis under her care for three months, working tirelessly to rehabilitate him. At one point, it was uncertain if he would recover.
Throughout this emergency rehabilitation period, Elvis’ original owner continued her search for a permanent home for him. Despite her best efforts, she had no success. Eventually, she had a heart-wrenching conversation with her vet, considering the possibility of euthanasia as she could no longer provide for him, and finding a new home seemed impossible. It was during that week that she came across an article about OGR in the Astorian, leading to the remarkable turn of events we now celebrate.
Elvis is a remarkably kind and gentle horse who is now in relatively good health, thanks to the dedication of his former owner’s vet. He’s estimated to be around 20 years old, having spent most of his life with his previous owner. Elvis has been diagnosed with EPM and takes daily meloxicam to manage his pain. His previous owner and her vet ensured that he was up to date on his vaccines, and he had a dental float just a week ago, so he arrived at our facility in pretty good shape.
Previously confined to a half-acre backyard, Elvis now enjoys a beautiful pasture, four times the size of his previous space. Given his comprehensive vet records, Larry plans to move him out of quarantine sometime next week.
With his new lease on life, Elvis “The King” will enjoy no more bad days.