Horse mauled by dogs is recovering in Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) After being mauled by a pack of dogs, a horse is now in Bakersfield and on the road to recovery.

No one knows for sure how many or what kind of dogs mauled a horse named Lexie. But, one things for sure, with an unbelievable will to survive, this mare should make a full recovery.

Lexie, 14, is just starting to get her whinny and gallop back after she was mauled two months ago by several dogs in Lancaster that left her with more than two-dozen deep wounds and lacerations all over her body.

Julie Sugg, who is the director of a local horse rescue nonprofit called Whiskers Paws Hooves and Claws, picked up Lexie a week ago from a Lancaster Shelter and said that shelter saved the horse's life by giving her unbelievable treatment.

Now, Lexie is undergoing rehabilitation at Bakersfield's Rancho Rio Stable's by the volunteers from Whiskers Paws Hooves and Claws.

The road to recovery will not be an easy one for Lexie. However, horse experts say she is "sound" and not too far from being ready for adoption.

If you'd like to find out more about Lexie or donate to Whiskers Paws Hooves and Claws, visit its website or call (661) 979-1182.