Rescued Horse Diva Had Her Baby!Posted by April Nockleby, ALDF's Online Content Manager on July 31st, 2009
Rescued horse Diva recently gave birth to a healthy baby girl! Mimi is as beautiful and sweet as her mother. Both are doing well.
Before her rescue last December, Diva, along with seven other horses, was deprived of even minimal food and care. She was in severe distress and literally starving to death in a North Carolina field. Like her pasture mate Lacy, Diva was pregnant and without treatment, would have died.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund, the United States Equine Rescue League, and a county animal cruelty investigator filied a complaint against Michael, Judy, and Gayle Keating, for severely neglecting the eight horses whom they starved—in one case, literally to death—and deprived of all veterinary care. ALDF won permanent custody of all seven surviving horses. You can find additional information about ALDF v. Keating on our website.
Diva on the day of her rescue:
Diva and Mimi on July 12, 2009:
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