04-16-2012, 06:32 PM
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Right off the bat I can suggest horse abuse/neglect if you haven't thought of it already, of course. Back in Jan., there were 5 horses severely starving and dehydrated that were rescued (about 45 mi from my area) - there were 2 others, but they were so severe, they were stuck to the snow, and so malnourished they could no longer rise. It was all over our local news, and the remaining 5 now under excellent care. The owner was using drugs, went to jail (is still there too!), and is in deep trouble. I donated time/supplies to help one afternoon, and I've never witnessed anything like it in my life. Sweet horses, and grateful for who knows how long, all the food they could eat, water, and lots of love and attention! Happy Ending: When the vet gives the o.k. For a clean bill of health, they already have happy homes waiting to adopt them by competant horse owners! BTW the horrible owner will never be allowed to own animals again when she gets out of jail which hopefully won't be for some time!