In early March, Emily Daignault-Salvaggio logged onto Facebook and saw that her friend Bev Strauss, the co-founder and president of Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue, had tagged her in a post.
When she clicked on it, her heart sank.
Staring at her from the screen was a familiar face, a chestnut horse that she had, months earlier, worked to find a home for, posting the retired Thoroughbred on her Horses Looking for Homes page. She’d been unsuccessful, and now L’Animaux, a seven-year-old gelding by Leroidesanimaux, was at the New Holland auction in Pennsylvania, likely headed to a kill buyer and then to a slaughterhouse.
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