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The End of a Year but the Beginning of a New Life
Fin de A�o pero Comienzo de una Nueva Vida

December 29th, 2008
29 de diciembre de 2008

A man in his car behind a cart pulled by a tiny mare is waiting for the traffic light to turn green, suddenly the mare collapsed in the middle of the street causing chaos.

The teenagers who were riding in the cart started beating the poor girl very hard to force her to stand up but she simply couldn't. Thanks to the campaigns we have done to stop horse maltreatment and to instruct people what to do in cases like this, this good man dialed 101 and called the police and he also called us.

The police arrived in less than 10 minutes, helped the poor mare up and took her to the precinct with a lot of difficulty; she was exhausted, in a lot of pain due to the brutal beatings, she was terribly weak, thirsty, and hungry and could hardly walk. The Police took the teenagers into custody.

We arrived at Second Precinct  - downtown - where this angel had been taken. The vet had already seen her and had written the report. We pressed formal charges against the teenagers and the Mounted Police took Elektra to Seventh Precinct where we take all of our rescued horses for some weeks until blood tests are completed and the veterinarian of the police can check them every day.

During their stay at the police precinct we go every day to take food, to walk them and above all to make them feel cared and loved for the first time in their lives. Elektra, that is the name we have given her, will remain at the precinct for some weeks and then she will come to live at our sanctuary where she will be loved and cared for and where she will have other horses to get to know and have fun with.

Un hombre en su auto en el sem�foro est� ubicado detr�s de un carro tirado por una yeg�ita, de pronto el pobre animal se desploma sobre la calle causando un caos vehicular.

Los menores que conduc�an el carro, se bajan y comienzan a golpearla con sa�a para que se ponga de pie pero ella no pod�a. Gracias a nuestras campa�as para detener el maltrato de caballos, el hombre llama al 101 (Comando) y tambi�n nos llama a nosotros.

La polic�a llega en menos de 10 minutos, ayuda a la pobre yeg�ita a incorporarse con mucha dificultad debido al cansancio, el dolor por los golpes, la debilidad, la sed, el hambre y encima apenas pod�a caminar. Los menores son llevados detenidos a la Divisi�n Minoridad.

Nosotros llegamos a la Comisar�a Segunda - pleno centro - donde esta angelita hab�a sido llevada. El veterinario policial ya hab�a estado y hab�a hecho un informe. Hicimos la denuncia formal dejando asentada la violaci�n a la Ley Penal 14346, la Divisi�n Montada lleg� y procedi� a trasladar a la yeg�ita a Comisar�a S�ptima que es donde trasladamos todos los caballos secuestrados para que le veterinario policial tenga acceso a cualquier hora y adem�s para que se le realicen los an�lisis de sangre correspondientes.

Igualmente nosotros vamos varias veces al d�a a chequearlos, llevarles alimentos, variarlos, y por sobre todas las cosas hacerlos sentir amados y cuidados por primera vez en sus vidas. Elektra, as� es como la hemos bautizado, permanecer� por unas semanas en la Comisar�a y luego ser� trasladada a nuestro santuario donde vivir� hasta el final de sus d�as.

This poor girl is about to collapse again. She's so very tired. Her eyes are swollen. She's only two years old and due to maltreatment she looks like an old mare.

Este pobre criatura est� por caer nuevamente. Est� tan cansada. Sus ojos hinchados.
Tiene s�lo 2 a�os de edad pero se ve como una yeg�ita anciana debido a los malostratos.

These are some of her injuries; deep wounds due to the heavy chains with which horses are brutally tied to the carts with. These wounds need to be treated right away otherwise they end up full of maggots.

Estas son algunas de las heridas profundas producto de las pesadas cadenas con las que los caballos son atados a los carros. Estas heridas deben ser tratadas inmediatamente, de lo contrario en pocos d�as se convierten en miasis (heridas con gusanos).

The officer in charge of Second Precinct  coordinated Elektra's rescue operation.

El oficial a cargo de Comisar�a Segunda coordin� el rescate de Elektra.   

Elektra on her way to a new life.

Elektra camino a su nueva vida.

Our commendation to the officers of the K-Nine and Mounted Division and the Stolen Cattle Division

Nuestro reconocimiento a los oficiales de la Divisi�n Montada y Canes y la Divisi�n Abigeato.
 

December 31st / 31 de diciembre

Yesterday we decided not to take pictures to avoid making her nervous. Too many new faces and places. She was given a good bath and a gentle brush and the veterinarian of the police went by to deworm her. We went to feed her this morning and it's amazing the way she has recovered. Two days'  rest, good food and just being a horsy has made the miracle. But she still has a long path to walk, she needs to be socialized again since she's distrustful with human beings, she tries to kick and bite when someone gets very close.

Ayer decidimos no tomar fotograf�as para evitar que Elektra estuviera nerviosa, tantas caras y lugares nuevos. Fue ba�ada, se le dio un cepillado y la veterinaria policial la desparasit�. Esta ma�ana cuando fuimos a alimentarla y la vimos, es impresionante como se ha recuperado. Un descanso de dos d�as, buena alimentaci�n y ser solo un caballito ha obrado milagros. Igualmente tiene un largo camino por recorrer, necesita sociabilizar ya que es desconfiada con los humanos, trata de patear y morder cuando se le acercan mucho.

Juicy alfalfa and horse food for this dear girl. Mark, CVFAF-ARGENTINA member, feeding her.

Alfalfa jugosa y alimento balanceado para esta angelita. Mark, miembro de CVFAF-ARGENTINA, aliment�ndola.

DONATIONS FOR ELEKTRA WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED

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