Dr. Karri and the folks at the Vet Ranch were recently called about a unique situation. No cats or dogs this time, but a pregnant horse who was up for auction. The poor mare named Nova was to be shipped to Mexico and sold for processing. Thankfully, the Vet Ranch received enough donations for the team to rescue Nova from slaughter.
At just five years old, Nova was coughing, sneezing and suffering a severe respiratory infection. She needed to be de-wormed, placed into isolation and started on a medical plan before she was ready to foal. Two weeks later, Nova’s nose and eyes were all cleared up, and she was finally moved into her new pen. Later that day, Dr. Karri went to check on Nova and made a stunning discovery: Nova was in the middle of labor. This miracle mom gave birth unassisted and delivered a happy, healthy colt named Orien.
The second half of the video is much different than the bleak first half; it’s nothing but pure love and joy! Wait until you see the first magical moments between Nova and Orien as they kiss, cuddle, run, play, and savor the company of one another. Nova is getting ready to find her loving, forever home — but in the meantime, she and her baby couldn’t be doing better.
Founded in Texas in 2014, Vet Ranch, Inc. is a non-profit organization aimed at providing veterinary treatment for homeless animals. God bless the generous animal lovers who ultimately bought Nova’s life back, which in turn allowed the Vet Ranch to buy and save the life of Orien.
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