Bandit had been purchased at a livestock auction for $25 as a yearling Mustang.   Bandit was impounded by the Georgia Department of Agriculture as starved and neglected. He was initially kept as a foster for another Georgia rescue.  When he was rehabilitated, he was returned to the rescue for adoption, but they decided he should be euthanized after he exhibited stallion like behavior.  S.O.S. identified that Bandit was a cryptorchid  and funded his castration surgery at UGA.  Bandit is now a well loved, happy and calm old man living in sanctuary.  

Bandit is estimated to be 22 years old in 2017