If you’ve been supporting Hanaeleh for a while, you probably remember Lou Dillon’s rescue. It’s been four years since that fateful day and everyday is an absolute pleasure to have him here.
If you’re new to us, Lou Dillon was found running in the street in Watts, CA (on Lou Dillon Ave). He was about 500 lbs underweight, people were dodging him with their cars and throwing trash at him. It was pouring rain (not something that happens often in So Cal) so a kind citizen ushered him into their yard and put a trash bag over him to keep the rain off. Then, the kind citizen called 911.
The wonderful officers from LAPD Southeast Division arrived and were able to get Lou Dillon to safety. Very soon after, they called us to see if we had room for the poor boy…and we said YES.
At that time, we wrote a 3-part series on Lou Dillon’s rescue and you can access part one on this link. (links to parts two and three are there too).
In April 2022, Lou Dillon became an honorary LAPD Police Horse! You can read about.the ceremony here.
We were contacted recently by The Animal Rescue Site because they wanted to do a story on Lou Dillon! Click HERE to see the story!
As we were collecting photos for the story, we realized just how bad of shape Lou was in when he was rescued. He was a horse who had no hope. We wanted to share the “Before and After” photos with you so you can see just how far our boy has come!
Today, Lou Dillon is a happy, healthy boy who enjoys making funny faces when it’s mealtime and LOVES his best friend, Quixote. He gets groomed every week by our awesome volunteers, Dan and Susan, who love him very much.
Did you know that you can sponsor Lou Dillon for as little as $10/month? When you sponsor Lou, you provide grain, hay, supplements, vaccinations, farrier care and veterinary visits. When you sponsor, you’ll get a photo of him and updates anytime you’d like. Click HERE for more info and to sign up!