With protruding rib and hip bones, Sadie Mae is about 400 pounds underweight. (photo submitted)
Kimberly Rivers, Ojai Valley News correspondent
Sadie Mae is a gentle, dark bay, thoroughbred mare. She has seen better days.
Currently she is under the care of the Humane Society of Ventura County’s Ojai shelter (HSVC), as her most recent owners are under investigation for animal neglect. She is severely underweight — her hip joints, spine, pelvic bones, and shoulder bones protrude underneath a thin layer of skin.