The street is still quiet and waits to be awaken. Victoria Goss, a wise lady with a philanthropic soul, has already woke up and opens the barn gate of Last Chance Corral. Since the weather is getting cold, she checks how these foals doing last night first, and feed them. Day by day, Victoria Goss starts her work like that but she never feel bored about this.
At the age of 12, Victoria rescued her first horse. Since 1968 she has always taken in the horses that everyone has given up, trying to turn their life around by giving them one last chance. In the past few decades, horses have come in and out of her life. It makes her firmly believe that there is always a horse out there in need of rescue, and always a need for someone to feel responsible on animals’ behalf. Therefore, in 1986, Victoria established the Last Chance Corral by realizing her responsibility of creating a shelter to offer horses a life-changing opportunities.
Running a asylum as well as taking care of so much abandoned horses are never easy. It is just like taking care of a baby, Victoria has to consider the individual needs of each rescued animal. Victoria and her peers work begins with developing an individual diet, treatment regiments, and a training program for each horse according to its needs. When a horse has been sufficiently rehabilitated, they will find appropriate adoptive homes that suit the horse's needs and abilities. About one year ago, Victoria rescued two horses who were reduced to skin and bone and near death. And it was critical for the first few weeks they got rescued by Last Chance Corral. Victoria and her team of experts worked together, bringing them the groceries specialized feed, supplements and love. Finally they are able to bring these horses back after three months’ effort.
It is never an easy task to keep a warm heart with passion. Victoria did that.