Who doesn't find miniature horses and little ponies absolutely adorable? We most certainly do! We feel very sorry for these tiny tots that end up at auctions and kill pens. When purchased by kill buyers, they get stuffed into stock trailers with full sized horses and get injured. It doesn't get any better when they arrive at the kill pens; they get shoved in with full sized horses and get beat up and starved down. Those that are not lucky enough to get saved, are sold by the kill pens to feed the carnivores at zoos. We try to help as many of these tiny ones as we can.
We found little Camellia at Elkhart Horse Auction looking so very sad and defeated. We took one look at her and decided to help her. Camellia we learned, had a very good reason for being so sad! Just the day before, she had been sent through an auction in Missouri, and then was driven over 800 miles to be run through Elkhart auction. Who knows how long this poor little girl had been a part of the slaughter pipeline. She was sick, exhausted and dehydrated. Someone had also been very mean to her, as she shook when we approached her. We made friends with her quickly, by sitting on the ground with her in quarantine and coaxing her into taking treats. Camellia decided she loves our treats and found it easier to overcome her fear. This little girl is tiny! She is only 30" tall! She has recovered from her sickness and is doing very well.