MIA AND SINGER, both in their 20's, were surrendered to San Luis Obispo County Animal Services after an officer responded to a complaint of 2 underweight and neglected horses whose feet were very long and cracked. They spent about 10 weeks with Animal Services with no adoption prospects in sight and Animal Services wanted them out of there as soon as possible. A member of HEET (Horse Emergency Evacuation Team) was asked to find a suitable sanctuary for these two. Within days a volunteer work group put together by HEET installed the necessary stalls and shelter that Mia and Singer could live in when brought to Heaven Can Wait where they will continue gaining weight and will receive the farrier care and love they desperately need.
Mia was returned to God yesterday, March 10, 2010 to free her from the pain of severe navicular disease. She was not here for very long but she will be missed dearly by all who had a chance to know her and particularly by Singer, her companion who with her was found starving and very neglected. As one of our wonderful volunteers wrote, "My last memory of Mia will be a forever cherished one. Susan, I will never forget how happy and peaceful Mia looked when you were grooming her out in the open the last time I was at HCW. Mia's beautiful heart, kind ways, and gratitude touched my heart forever. She really was an angel on earth." She was a very sweet mare whose life ended much too early. We will all miss you, Mia. You can now be ridden by the angels with no pain in your feet.