Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue seeks help to rehibilitate horse found starving in Franklin County

The Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue has welcomed Stallone, a 28-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, to its herd.

In a news release, RVHR wrote, “It is the second week of June and we can’t understand why this sweet 28 year old TB gelding is in such unthinkable condition.  He was found loose in Franklin County searching for food.  As we can all see why he only weights 823 LBs!  His past owner has signed him over to the county and his situation is being investigated at this time. Our vet was here last night to draw blood and do a fecal to see if there are any underline issues we need to help him with other then he was being starved to death.”

Stallone, a 28-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, was found walking loose in Franklin County. He has been surrendered to Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue. Photo courtesy RVHR

The rescue will start his rehabilitation  with getting Stallone’s teeth floated. That alone will cost about $200.

Because his rehabilitation will take a long time, the rescue is seeking monthly sponsors to help care for his needs. (to become a recurring monthly sponsor please got to to set up your donation)

They are also in need of grain for Stallone.  The rescue will be using Sentential Senior which can be purchased from Tractor Supply in Rocky Mount.  If you like to donate a bag you can call and speak to Trina at 540-334-1109.  The rescue will also need bagged hay and bedding.

Stallone will also need:

  • Weight builder any kind
  • Canned Corn
  • Canned Carrots
  • Apple sauce
  • Corn Flakes
  • Lots of Corn Oil

Anyone who makes a donation to help care for Stallone will be sent information on how to access his stall camera so that you can check in on him whenever you like.

Donations are also appreciated, even if you cannot do a monthly sponsorship, and can be made through the rescue’s online donations partners GivedirectJustGive or on the rescue’s website.


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