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  1. #1
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    Default UPDATED With Correct Slide Show Link: Meet "Officer Lobo"

    Great slide show of "Office Lobo" at the link - check out his badge!

    CORRECT LINK. Sorry folks!

    http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_18379657

    Excerpt from article:

    Even to seasoned equine rescuer Amber Santos, Lobo the horse was a haunting sight.

    "He was a walking skeleton, probably 300 pounds underweight," Santos said, describing the first time she saw him. Trapped knee-deep in manure in a Livermore boarding facility, his halter embedded in his nose and his tongue nearly split in half from wire bits, he winced at the slightest touch.

    But, in a story whose triumph and poignancy rivals that of Black Beauty, the former rescue horse is now a rising star in the Oakdale Police Department.
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    Where's the article?
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    Love him! It seems like these horses really work well for departments, it's a shame that they are cutting funding to them. Placing well suited horses with police departments could help horses with uncertain futures as well!



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    Quote Originally Posted by englishcowgirl View Post
    Love him! It seems like these horses really work well for departments, it's a shame that they are cutting funding to them. Placing well suited horses with police departments could help horses with uncertain futures as well!
    The trouble is that any horse that is suitable for police work, would also be easily saleable. The horses with the uncertain futures tend to be the ones who are difficult on an ongoing basis.



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