Local nonprofit raising money to give abandoned horse a second chance at a happy home

TEAM (Teaching Everyone Animals Matter), the nonprofit affiliate of the Sacramento County Animal Shelter, is raising funds to help cover the costs of an expensive surgery needed to give Pablo the Pinto horse a chance at finding his “forever home.”

Pablo arrived at the Sacramento County Animal Shelter on Bradshaw Road in mid-February. He was seized by Animal Care and Regulation officers, along with several other horses (including a very pregnant mare), because of severe malnutrition and neglect.

With lots of good food and attention, Pablo began to flourish at the shelter. But soon after his arrival, an equine veterinary exam revealed that Pablo was suffering from a relatively rare medical condition that would require extensive urogenital surgery. Without the surgery, his adoption and health prospects would be slim.

Pablo’s surgery on March 13 at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine was successful, but  some post-operative concerns required a longer stay for him at UC Davis, ultimately resulting in a substantially larger vet bill for the county shelter. TEAM’s Special Medical Needs Fund has helped defray some of the expenses relating to Pablo’s surgery, but additional funds are still needed .

Community donations are now being sought to help pay for Pablo’s remaining medical costs.
Anyone wishing to help can donate at  http://www.youcaring.com/pet-expenses/pablo-s-journey/50082.

For more information about TEAM and Pablo, call 916-876-7387 (PETS) or visit http://www.sacanimalshelter.org.

TEAM (Teaching Everyone Animals Matter) is the nonprofit support group for the Sacramento County Department of Animal Care and Regulation. TEAM assists the shelter with fundraising and community education, makes spay/neuter services available to the pets of low-income residents, and funds specialized veterinary care for shelter animals in need. For more information, visit  www.sacanimalshelter.org.

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