The Houston SPCA is celebrating the birth of a beautiful colt named Rival.

He is the son of a 5-year-old mare rescued in Liberty County back in May. The quarter horse mix was a victim of cruelty, according to investigators.

Rival will be spending time with mom for the next six months and should be ready for adoption in about nine months.

The Houston SPCA is hosting a “baby shower” to collect donations for Rival. Supplies needed include:

  • Grooming supplies, including brushes and detanglers
  • Fly masks
  • Saddle blankets
  • Halters
  • Cotton lead ropes

Please drop off donations at the Houston SPCA at 900 Portway Drive.