When a patient at Coastal Dental came to Dr. Joseph Zicchino's office and asked for a donation toward a horse she was trying to rescue, the office donated $300.00.
Epic had been sentenced to death for no other reason than that she is a small horse, too small to work or to ride, but thanks to Dr, Zicchino and his office manager, she is alive and well living in New Jersey. New window.
Then Dr. Zicchino and his Office Manager quickly fell in love with the horse and stayed in close contact with the patient about Epic, the previously nameless female horse.
Epic had been sentenced to death for no other reason than that she is a small horse, too small to work or to ride.
Industrialized horse slaughter at feed lots typically starts with purchasing horses at local auctions, then transporting the horses to a feedlot where the horses are crowded, given insufficient food and water and treated cruelly.
Next is shipment to a slaughter plant, where the horses are finally killed for meat.
Dr. Joseph Zicchino's Office at Coastal Dental Group rescued Epic from a feed lot in Carolina. It was a struggle to bring Epic to New Jersey. She could not be picked up until she had an extra dose of antibiotics before mixing her with other horses.
Dr. Joseph Zicchino's Office persevered and did not give up. Dr. Joseph Zicchino's Office at Coastal Dental Group was willing to go to any extreme to save Epic and eventially, they succeeded. Epic is thriving in New Jersey and just received a clean bill of health.
Dr Zicchino said, "Being a horse is sufficient reason for a healthy horse to live out her natural life."
For more info or to make a donation toward horse rescue:
Habitat for Horses
PO Box 213
Hitchcock, TX 77563
ABOUT COASTAL DENTAL GROUP:
Dr. Joseph Zicchino provides Dental Implants, Family Dental Care, Wisdom Tooth Extraction, Dental Hygiene, Same Day Dental Emergency Care. Located in Point Pleasant, NJ.
About the author
The news team at EquiMed is dedicated to keeping the horse community informed about the latest developments related to horse health and the horse industry from a community, state, national and global and political perspective.
Check back daily for the latest in up-to-date news!