Approximate Date of Birth:Sponsor: JoAnn and Amanda
Arrival Date: June 24, 2018
On June 24, 2018 two equines came into our care from County of San Diego Department of Animal Services. The owners had been taken into custody and their family members were unable to help with the care of the two horses, two pigs, one dog, two hens and a rooster. All of the animals were taken into Animal Services custody for their own protection so that adequate care could be provided.
The two equines were a blind Appaloosa gelding and his buddy, a twenty-five year old little “seeing eye” pony with Cushing’s disease. A week after their arrival we learned that the pony is also blind. Soon after coming into our care, the blind Appaloosa was sponsored by JoAnn and Amanda and given the name Wyoming. While his pony buddy did not find a sponsor, we named him Cody.
Wyoming might not be able to “see” due to equine recurrent uveitis (moon blindness). While we can treat flareups, the condition cannot be reverses and worsens over time. While he is blind, he is an active boy who loves playing with his corral buddies and flirting with Dyan’s Cerril.
We lost Cody unexpectedly on April 10, 2021. This was hard for Wyoming. Fortunately, Cody and Wyoming had become part of our large group of “Littles,” including Ciaran, Billy and Burrito. So, Wyoming continues to be surrounded by friends, with his girlfriend Dyan’s Cerril next door.