Rescue Village recently welcomed a foal into the world and named him Cillian. Cillian’s mother, Nevra, and father, Casanova, were rescued from a situation of extreme neglect after a newborn foal was found separated from its mother and tragically starved to death in the spring of 2016. They were immediately brought to the RV barn. Shortly after, it was discovered that Nevra had come to Rescue Village pregnant again. After months of medical care and close monitoring, on March 29, 2017 at 6:00 a.m., Cillian was born strong and healthy.
Without the intervention of our Humane Law Department and the constant care and compassion both mother and colt received, this wonderful outcome might not have been possible. The birth of Cillian exemplifies the above and beyond care that each and every one of our barn animals receive. We need to raise $10,000 to help cover the cost of caring for Nevra, Cillian, and Casanova which already exceeds $12,000. Celebrate Cillian’s life by donating to his crowdfunding campaign, which will support a growing barn program: give.classy.org/rvcolt. Give $100 or more and receive an official RV Help a Horse Day t-shirt.
You can also celebrate by joining us on Saturday, May 13th from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Rescue Village for Cillian’s Baby Shower! The event will feature an opportunity to meet Cillian and his mother Nevra before they go up for adoption, a tour of the Rescue Village barn, and a celebration of our barn’s continuous efforts to save lives – a perfect way to kick off Mother’s Day Weekend.
Rescue Village is the only humane society in Northeast Ohio with a barn program and the majority of the animals coming to the RV barn come from cases of cruelty or neglect, just like Cillian and Nevra.
Since it was constructed in 2005, the Rescue Village barn has saved the lives of over 50 horses and hundreds of other barn animals. Rescue Village receives no government funding and the care of horses is the most expensive and time consuming for the shelter to prepare for adoption. There would be no barn program without the generous support and contributions from our community members.
For more information, go to Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village.
*Nevra and Cillian will be posted on our website when they are available for adoption. If there is interest in adopting them, please check our website frequently for them to be posted and follow instructions to schedule an appointment to meet them! Geaugahumane.org/other-adoptable-animals