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From cruelty to a ‘forever’ home

Birdie, a 15-year-old mare rescued last year from a Waco, Texas, kill pen by Bagaduce River Equine Rescue in Brooksville, has found a forever home. It is the equine rescue’s first adoption.

Birdie in Maine

Birdie in Maine

Birdie photographed after gaining hundreds of pounds at Bagaduce River Equine Rescue in Brooksville.

Photo by Kelly Saunders

From rescue to adoption

From rescue to adoption

Birdie’s new family is Tina Hall, who spent time with the Bagaduce River Equine Rescue mare before bringing her to Washington, Maine, to her forever home, and renaming her Naja.

Photo by Kelly Saunders

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Birdie in Texas

Birdie in Texas

Birdie needed two months of quarantine after Bagaduce River Equine Rescue purchased her from a Waco, Texas, kill pen, above, before she could travel to Brooksville.

Photo by Kelly Saunders