For two years she waited at the SPCA's rehoming center, watching younger rescues come and go, while she went overlooked time and time again. Sapphire's caretakers even began to resign themselves to the fact she might be with them forever - that is, until this week.
A couple, Les and Dolina Evans, had been looking for a companion for their lonely, elderly horse, and Sapphire was the perfect fit. Her time, at long last, had come.
"We are absolutely over the moon," Emma Smith, from the Scottish SPCA, told The Dodo. "We had almost given up hope of her ever finding a home. After everything she has been through, we wish Sapphire a very happy future."