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Saved From 'Kill' Pen Killean Cut Kid Continues To Heal

Killien Cut Kid Credits: Standardbred Retirement Foundation
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Killean Cut Kid is hand grazed during his quarantine. Credits: Provided by The Standardbred Retirement Foundation
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MILLSTONE, TWP., N.J. — Killean Cut Kid continues to recover under the watchful eye of the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF).

According to the SRF:  

During the week of Aug. 26, the 12-year-old son of Mach Three was found in a Louisiana pen where horses are held before shipping for slaughter to Canada or Mexico. The volunteers of Save Our Standardbreds From Slaughter (SOSS), present on Face Book, stepped in to offer help with the assistance of the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF).

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Kid has been the controversial focus in the racing community and also received a great deal of attention from horse lovers everywhere, as it was posted on Face Book that he had been euthanized about one month earlier in Ohio.

Kid was thin when he was removed from the holding pen. He also had Decubitis ulcers on all four legs, and a fracture. Decubitus ulcers are pressure sores causing the tissue to die and slough off. Kid had also chewed or gnawed through the flesh exposing the tendon on one of his legs. There is no confirmation of how he sustained his injuries, but veterinarians suspect that they are from bandage on for too long a period of time or they were too tight, or both.

As of Oct. 24, Kid is in good weight and has had time to heal and recover. He will ship to Cream Ridge, N.J. to Dr. Patty Hogan who will perform grafts on his legs to reduce the scarring. The procedure, and recovery care are a gift to Kid. Dr. Barry Carter, located in Ohio also offered to donate the veterinary work.

Donations are greatly appreciated and are tax-deductible, SRF, 353 Sweetmans Lane, Ste. 101, Millstone Township, N.J. 08535, through the website www.AdoptaHorse.org/donate, through PayPal to @SRFHorsesandKids@gmail.com, or by calling SRF at 732-446-4422.

SRF helps Standardbreds exclusively, young, aged, injured, neglected, or abused; is feeding and caring for more than 280 trotters and pacers; is providing lifetime homes for more than 150 who are aged or injured and passed over by adopters; provides lifetime follow-up for every adopted horse, never to be at risk again. SRF is the largest Standardbred adoption program in the U.S. with more than 3,000 adoptions since 1989.

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