Acero was seized in May 2021 as part of a group of 150 animals. He was emaciated, diagnosed with hepatitis, anhidrosis (unable to sweat), paraphimosis, and needed his hooves trimmed and teeth floated.
After months of rehabilitation and excellent veterinary and staff care under the direction of Dr. Tara Gaston, Acero was well enough to be sent to the wonderful folks at the University of Florida to be gelded, which occurred a short time ago.
Acero is doing well and we will be picking him up and transporting him to Mill Creek Equine Sanctuary in Alachua, Florida, to live out his life. Acero is a example of the forgiving nature of animals and the resiliency they have in recovery from severe neglect.