A New Life for Joey





Kav 7 Netanya, 20 April 2012

Translated from Hebrew


Joey, a horse who suffered serious mistreatment during his life, was rescued from Jaffa this week by Hakol Chai and brought to his new home at the Merlet Stables in Kfar Monash.


About a month ago, in the course of a routine patrol in Jaffa by the Hakol Chai animal welfare association to ensure that horses and donkeys living in the area are cared for appropriately by their owners, members of the Association discovered a horse that was suffering from severe neglect. As a result, the Hakol Chai members took steps to rescue the horse immediately from its abusive owner, together with Ricky Bachar, owner of Merlet Stables, who is involved, among other things, in rehabilitating and housing horses that have been abused.


The saga reached its conclusion when, in a joint effort, the action force succeeded in freeing Joey the horse, who was in a state of serious malnutrition, with many sores and bruises, caused in part by long-term neglect. To start his new life, Joey was moved to Merlet Stables where he will be able to live out his life in peace and comfort, in the company of friends like himself. Hakol Chai says that cases of ongoing neglect are not rare in places where horses are used mainly for work, such as the horses that pull rag and bone carts.


Photo credit: Hakol Chai


The case of Joey, discovered by the Association during one of its patrols, is one of many. Unfortunately there are many similar cases where we are unable to help, and the animals eventually die. It should be remembered that at the end of the day, whether animals are used for work or for other purposes, we must absolutely not lose sight of the humane care with which they should be treated.