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Neglected obese horses find happy new future

Two extreme rescue cases have recovered from their neglect and are now embarking on new lives.

JoJo and Jerry were rescued by Horse World in 2011. Both of the horses had overgrown hooves that turned into “Aladdin’s slippers” and were grossly overweight.

Jojo on arrival

Jojo on arrival

The pair went viral when Horseworld released the footage of the day that they were rescued.

“The global interest has highlighted HorseWorld’s work, but Jerry and JoJo are the tip of an iceberg and there are many more animals relying on the work we carry out 365 days a year,” said HorseWorld’s husbandry Manager, Joanne Vaughan.

Jojo has now made a full recovery

Jojo has now made a full recovery

“Jerry and JoJo’s case contrasted starkly with other rescued animals who are often emaciated and close to death from starvation when HorseWorld rescue them,” Joanne added.

“All have very specific veterinary needs and an overweight horse can often take longer to rehabilitate than a thin one.”

Jerry has also now recovered

Jerry has also now recovered

Jerry is now part of HorseWorld’s Discovery program which uses horses to help to help young people.  Jojo has now been rehomed with a new family.

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