Originally Posted by Animallover707 View Post
I tried talking to her, she is just a ~~~~~ and refuses to believe anything I say. She even wants me to get rid of my chickens. I talked to a few neighbors and even animal control and they think its rediculous she would do this. We can't even do target practice here anymore because they call the cops! Animal control said that if they get enough calls they will be forced to remove the animal, no matter what the circumstances. Im considering moving to Idaho next year because to many city people are moving here and bringing drugs and stuff. One lady honked at my horse as she was driving up behind me (I was on the other side of the road!)the other day and got me thrown!
What state are you in? I have never heard of an animal welfare body having the authority to seize an animal without just cause, simply because they are receiving a lot of complaints about it. I have a hard time believing that what Animal Control is telling you is true.
The horse is on the thin side but not to the point of being a neglect case. He's an older horse that has been neglected, and you have photographic proof of improvement. I question some of your vets statements about whether his weight can be improved - Smrobs has made some good points, also what kind of grain are you feeding him and how much? Switching to a more balanced feed may help, as could increasing his fat intake.
As for the woman causing all this grief - I'd cease all contact with her and start calling the cops on her each and every time she complains, threatens, harasses, or trespasses etc. Build up a record with them of her behaviour, and document everything myself as well. If she's called Animal Control that many times and they've confirmed that it was unwarranted, you'd think they'd be able to back you up as well.
It's people like her who give those of us who live in the city a bad name. I'm sure whoever she pestered before she left the city was glad to see her go.