Rescued Horses Lacy & Groucho are New Parents!

Posted by April Nockleby, ALDF's Online Content Manager on May 22, 2009

At 9 p.m. last night, Lacy, the pregnant mare who was close to death when she was rescued from a North Carolina field, gave birth to a healthy, beautiful baby girl. Both mother and daughter are doing great! (Stay tuned for video!)

Last December, Lacy, an Arabian mare, was close to death from colic and
the burden of carrying a foal with no food or nutritional support. Her
hipbones, backbone, and ribs were all protruding from her skin,
indicating an advanced state of malnutrition and starvation. She was
rushed to the North Carolina State College School of Veterinary
Medicine for critical care.

Read more about the rescued horses and ALDF’s case against the Keatings here: http://www.aldf.org/ALDFvKeating

Here are a few pictures of the new little beauty. She doesn’t have a name yet, so help us find the perfect name for her! 

Lacy's Baby

Lacy's Baby

Lacy's Baby

Lacy's Baby


6 thoughts on “Rescued Horses Lacy & Groucho are New Parents!

  1. Lacy and baby update: We are learning a little more about the new foal’s personality. She is a bit independent for one so young, and had already tried to buck before she was 1 hour old – she is definitely not afraid to let her feelings be known! She is also very curious and enjoys to be loved on. Lacy is being a textbook perfect mom.

  2. Nice to see happy endings. Keep up the great work!

  3. Jamye Pankiw says:

    Great work. It is awesome to see such happiness in the wake of such tragedy. I believe that in the honor of one that was lost unnecessarily, you should name the new foal “Rain”. “Rain” brings new life and what a wonderful life this new foal will have.

  4. kp says:

    Keep up the good work. I knew the owners of these horses and I would never even think they could of done this to these horses. I know I probaly wouldn’t be able to see them again but I would love to see them before there gone out of the state to better homes i feel in love with Groucho the first time I saw the horse he was dirty but his big eyes where cute

  5. Cerys Davies says:

    Very touching and such a sad start i think the new foal looks a bit like a cow(no offence) i think you should name her milka.
    From Cerys Davies

  6. Lauren says:

    Very Sad start for that poor horse, i have a Arabian my self who i rescued. but he was not pregnant. so bravo on saveing two lives. i think you should name the foal Chicka, it means cute girl, and that was a name of another rescued horse i know.