Lakota‘s death has hit me hard, but I wanted to continue to keep you updated on the removals. I found out about it this morning. But it took me a while to get this post together.
I received word from Lori that they have removed Joviana and her foal. I believe that they count a mare and her foal as one removal.
Joviana is the 2009 daughter of Felina and Morning Star. Joviana’s foal was born in late May this year.
They are having a vet look at both her and the foal. Joviana looked pretty bad when I saw her in June. Even though her foal seemed to have a lot of energy, he was so small and I never saw him nurse. When I saw them again 3 weeks ago, Joviana looked a slight bit better, I did see the foal nurse once. The foal seemed so small to me, but still had energy. But Juniper seemed to be showing more interest in the foal than Joviana. I was worried about them both. I do think that this was the right decision, even though Joviana is on Tier 3. Click JOVIANA to read the vet report on her.
I support Jared in his decision to remove them. I am tired of people expressing their opinions against the BLM when they do not know the circumstances. It seems they look for anything they can to try to twist and turn it into an evil thing. Why not take a minute to email him a thank you to him for what he does. Click on his name in this paragraph and it will take you to the list of contacts for the Billings office. I know I will be. I plan on thanking him for ending Lakota’s suffering, I know that could not have been an easy decision or action, and for the care he is taking in these removals. Not just up on the mountain, but down in Britton Springs where they are being held.
On a little brighter note. Lori said that Liesl and Kayenta are bonding. They are grooming each other and Liesl follows Kayenta around.
Thank you Lori, Deb and Shawn for your photos!