Callie came to H.O.P.E. through our partnership with Berkeley County Animal Control, and we’re incredibly thankful for that team and all the amazing work they do. An eye injury that went untreated for three months resulted in the loss of sight in her left eye, but that hasn't affected her spirits. The injured eye was eventually removed. She was pregnant when she arrived, and gave birth to a healthy foal on May 5th, 2020.
A trainer worked with her for several months under saddle, and she progressed very well despite not appearing to have been ridden before. In spring of 2021, we discovered that two of her molars were rotten and needed to be removed. The fantastic Dr. Tracey of Palmetto Equine Veterinary Services in Townville (one of only two board-certified large animal surgeons currently in our state) performed the surgery. It was a long summer for Callie, as her recovery was more complicated than any of us anticipated. She returned to Townville due to complications from her tooth extractions — reactive bone growth in her sinus cavity and an antibiotic resistant infection — which made it necessary to have yet another surgical procedure (for a total of 4 while she's been at H.O.P.E.). She remained in Townville for 6 weeks (!!) where Dr. Tracey and her amazing staff could keep a close eye on her during her recovery.
If you would like to support Callie and horses like her, please consider donating to Honey's Fund, a fund devoted exclusively to horses with extraordinary medical needs.
Photo above by Jess Schaer, Schaer Studios
Callie recovering after her second dental procedure.
Callie undergoing her second dental procedure.
Post-op, on her way back to the rescue.
Getting the tooth sockets flushed.
Getting a check up after her dental procedure.
Maya and Callie, May 5, 2020. Photo by Jess Schaer, Schaer Studios.
Callie watching over her baby. Photo by Jess Schaer, Schaer Studios.
Callie and her new foal, Maya. May, 2020. Photo by Jess Schaer, Schaer Studios.
Callie and her brand new foal, Maya. May 5, 2020. Photo by Tracey Sawyer.
Callie's baby bump, April 2020. Photo by Jess Schaer, Schaer Studios
Callie, January 2020. Photo by Jess Schaer, schaerstudios.com.
Callie, January 2020. Photo by Jess Schaer, Schaer Studios
Callie's feet at intake, January 2020
Callie's injured left eye, January 2020.
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Callie has a sponsor! Thank you, Denise!
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