It’s been almost a year since Renegade, on the left, came to live at the CAPE Animal Sanctuary. It’s been an incredible year watching him heal and get comfortable in his new life with his new BFF Remy.
Renegade is a mustang who once ran wild on public land. He was rounded up by the BLM at two years old, and was eventually adopted by a man who cared deeply about him. Renegade spent 25 years of his life with his one guardian. Sadly his person passed away. His dying wish was for Renegade to be in a stable, loving home.
After being cared for by Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter for 9 months, Renegade came to live out his life at the CAPE Animal Sanctuary. Some people warned us that Renegade was upset, agitated, and that he could be dangerous. When he first arrived, we moved very cautiously around him as he appeared to not want to be touched or handled. We knew he had Cushing's Disease which can affect a horse's physical well being.
With proper medication, supplements, highly nutritious feed, and a whole lot of love, Renegade has transformed in this past year. We work hard to keep his weight up and his Cushings managed. He has trust for the CAPE Animal Caretakers, asking for back scratches and kisses. He shows affection and trust now, something that took a few months to gain. He spends his days grazing the pasture with Remy, his new best friend, and a herd of burros, also rescued from the BLM. Remy and Renegade’s bond is a spectacular thing to witness.
If you’d like to support animals like Renegade, please visit: https://www.capeanimals.org/one-time-donation.html
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