Midnight Rescue

Midnight Rescue 

In the late hours of the night and wee hours of the morning right before the HAHS Picnic and Fun Show, HAHS staff members Dawn and John went out on an emergency call from Lake County Animal Control to rescue a chestnut stallion that was injured and running loose in Lake County. Torrential rains, flooding, and thunderstorms were just a few things HAHS staff had to contend with in the wee hours after midnight while trying to locate and catch the stallion. Finally, the stallion was brought back to HAHS. When the owners were contacted the next morning, they decided to relinquish the horse and the chestnut stallion came to be called Chewbacca or "Chewy."

At first, Chewy did not know what to do when he was outside in a pasture and would often stand in the corner with his head to the barn wall.

Chewy is a very sweet and well-mannered stallion that has spent most of his life in a stall. He is a serious cribber, and even though he is only four, he was in need of major dental work. As soon as Chewy was healthy enough, he was also gelded. Chewy is currently learning to enjoy himself out in the pasture and is just learning how to be a horse again.

Chewy now enjoys eating his hay outside and will sometimes even run a lap or two around the field!