The Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village will be celebrating the ASPCA’s National Help a Horse Day again this year by hosting a “Help a Horse Day” event on April 23rd from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Rescue Village. This nationwide event is for rescues and sanctuaries to raise awareness about the lifesaving work they do year-round to care for at-risk horses.
One of the horses Rescue Village has helped this year is Casanova. Cas came into the care of Rescue Village in the Spring of 2016 as a humane case. He and his mother Nevra were seized when it was discovered that a newborn foal had been separated from its mother at birth and tragically starved to death. Rescue Village pressed charges due to the deceased foal that was found on the property and the defendant ultimately pled no contest to a second degree misdemeanor charge.
When Casanova first came to Rescue Village, he had little to no handling experience and was still an intact stallion so he could be very difficult to handle. Because he was under protective custody for 7 months, we were not allowed to castrate him, train him under saddle, or adopt him out during that period of time. We gave him all other veterinary and daily care for those months and after custody was awarded to us, we were happy to move forward with getting him ready for adoption.
Now, Casanova has settled into being a gelding and will be ready for adoption very soon.* He now has a laid-back but playful spirit. He gets along well with most other horses and will soon make a great horse for someone! The fact that he is both young and has no health or behavioral issues makes Casanova the perfect package!
Rescue Village is collecting donations throughout the month of April, which is also Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, leading up to Help a Horse Day to support the horses in our care, including Noah. To donate: give.classy.org/RVHelpAHorse Rescue Village’s Help a Horse Day will take place on April 23rd from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Rescue Village. The event is free to the public and will include: tours of the Rescue Village barn, Chinese raffles, activities for kids, educational information on horses, a chance to meet some of the Rescue Village horses and ambassador horses, and much more!
***Please Note: Casanova will be posted on our website when he is available for adoption. If you are interested in adopting Casanova, please check our website frequently for him to be posted and then follow instructions to schedule an appointment to meet him! Geaugahumane.org/other-adoptable-animals