Jeremy, a Quarter Horse, passed away on February 21, 2014. He was in his late twenties.
Jeremy was one of two severely emaciated & neglected horses that came the sanctuary after they were seized by police during a cruelty case in upstate New York in 2007.
In early 2014, Jeremy started to experience lameness in his right hind. Our veterinarian recommended that he go to Tufts University Equine Hospital for a bone scan after he was unable to isolate the problem. The results could not have been any worse – they found an inoperable malignant bone tumor on his right femur (hip). According to the doctor, this kind of tumor is extremely rare in horses.
We brought Jeremy home and moved him into the barn. Restricting his exercise and having him on pain meds helped to keep him comfortable. He had a voracious appetite and, of course, we all spent extra time with him and fed him lots of treats. We knew his time had come when he had trouble getting up. Everyone stayed with him until the vet arrived. Jeremy was humanely euthanized and went very peacefully.
Jeremy lived seven happy years here at the sanctuary. We loved him and were so glad to be able to give him such a good life after living such a horrific existence before.
We will always miss our sweet Jeremy.