A blind senior horse should be euthanized, he does not understand why


The 31-year-old blind Apalusa gets a second chance at life thanks to a pet shelter in New York, writes a blog. theanimalrescuesite. greater good.

The duck lost its sight due to a disease known as uveitis. Her owner was about to euthanize her because she could no longer care for her, but she was helped by Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS) founder Katie Stevens.

He introduced his subtle giant to his followers and said: “Most people are either unable or unwilling to provide extra care when horses lose their sight, and many are subjected to euthanasia.”

Stevens met Buddy and saw that he still had “a few good years left,” so he took her home. He will now spend his golden years roaming the grassy pastures with other blind horses.

Ironically, he is the fourth blind horse to reach a shrine named Buddy.

“We now had FOUR blind horses named Duck, perhaps a remarkable coincidence, but we think it’s a sign that this is the way we should walk, side by side with the horses the world has given up, leading them to in.

“Their new life,” the sanctuary wrote.

CAS rescues elderly, blind and unwanted animals for twenty years. If they have experience with blind horses, accepting a horse is no small feat.

Stevens and CAS staff worked with Buddy for months, teaching him verbal tips to help him navigate his new home.

He explained that his approach to teaching blind horses to avoid animals was no different from teaching a blind child. “With (any living) eyes or without eyes can learn the language, can learn words,” he said.

The duck knows the commands “up”, “down”, “stop”, “water” much more. He has complete confidence, he has faith in his human beings, he even appears in the viral video published by CAS.

“More than 2.5 million people have heard the story of Buddy and fallen in love. “He learns so fast, he fills our hearts with so much joy,” CAS wrote.

Buddy has made many friends (especially with pigs), but his best friend is 35-year-old blind Apalusa, who is also Buddy. They both spend their days grazing together and spending the night next to each other.

The duck will spend the rest of his days in a friendly environment surrounded by friends. His salvation and long-term care are possible in part thanks to sponsors. The sanctuary relies on sponsors to help care for all the rescued animals and their special needs.

In addition to being blind, Buddy suffers from “equine asthma, Cushing’s disease,” according to the CAS.

But Buddy is not the only one who benefits from his new relationship. Stevens said it is a privilege to know and care for the delicate soul.

Be sure to follow CAS on Facebook for updates on Buddy and to meet more adorable residents.

Watch Buddy adjust to his new home in the video below.

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