Lissa was one of nine horses seized in September 2014 in Coffey County, KS, due to extreme neglect. She and her foal, Kai, were brought to Rainbow Meadows for custodial care, where they were immediately started on a rehabilitation program to counter the effects of severe malnutrition. Lissa was severely emaciated upon arrival and still nursing Kai, but quickly began to gain once provided with adequate nutrition. The horses were signed over to Rainbow Meadows upon their previous owner’s conviction of animal cruelty, allowing them to be made available to adoption. Lissa has significant hock arthritis so will not be adopted as a riding horse.