Update 07/16/22: Ola has been ADOPTED!
Meet Ola the circus pony. Ola, who was part of a traveling circus touring Minnesota in May 2022, came in to MHARF as an owner surrender because he was in need of surgery for scirrhous cord (a bacterial infection and fibrosis of the spermatic cord remnant which can be a complication of castration surgery). There was no way for Ola to have the surgery and stall rest and recovery time he needed if he remained with the traveling circus. He has now had the surgery at Anoka Equine Veterinary Services where they removed a mass of infected tissue the size of a Nerf football! We would like to thank his owners for having his best interest in mind and making sure he gets the care he needs. Thank you also to Dr. Nancy Peterson for her assistance in helping Ola. If you’d like to make a donation to help pay for Ola’s surgery and recovery, we would greatly appreciate any help! You can use this link to give through PayPal Giving Fund paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1696087
Ola won’t be available for adoption until after he has had plenty of time to recover with stall rest. Ola is a Welsh pony cross gelding who was foaled in approximately 2012.
Update 07/10/22: Ola has recovered well from his surgery. He still requires some aftercare to keep the swelling down, but he is now ready to go to a new home. We already have several applicants to adopt Ola, so he should be placed soon.