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post #1 of 33 Old 01-22-2009, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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11 horses on small muddy lot! Help!!

Okay heres the deal. A lady that I have to say, I know her. Has had up to 11 horses on a lot that is probably not even an acre. Maybe an acre but no bigger, These horses are in mud up to there knees. THey are colicing from bad hay. OMG I feel so bad for them!!! Some of them you can look at and count all the bones in their bodies. Its disgusting! What can I do? How can I call? She only started out with 5 horses and then gradually she sells one and buys two. She just had to have one put down because she kept him tied in her yard to where he could only eat a litte grass and the tree. This is obsord and I cant stand it any longer! I didnt know where to put this but health because it is a MAJOR health concern for these horses.

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post #2 of 33 Old 01-22-2009, 12:02 PM
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Take pictures and go to the Animal Control! NOW!

Another option is to contact the local rescue (which I'm sure has contacts with AC) and they may help you with filing the abuse report.
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post #3 of 33 Old 01-22-2009, 12:03 PM
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Call your local authorities...county usually takes care of that if they aren't in the city limits.
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post #4 of 33 Old 01-22-2009, 12:33 PM
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I agree with the above. Other than that, there isn't much you can do.
Unfourtunately, my neighbor has two horses on a muddy lot about ten yards wide and long. It's really sad that they have to be there, but County came out and they are atleast haying them. It's also disturbing that they have ten acres that they could fence off for them :/
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post #5 of 33 Old 01-22-2009, 12:41 PM
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I agree with what all the above posts have said. You must report this to the Animal Control immediately.
Poor horses.

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post #6 of 33 Old 01-22-2009, 01:23 PM
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Call your local authorities first. Then call your local animal control. From what i have learned from volunteering at a rescue, the animal control always contacts the rescue to either let them know when and were to pick up these animals. Or the local authorities might just go pick them up and set some thing up with a auction house till the next auction then sell them there. But animal control is usually very hard to finally get your point across. You might have to call them a couple times a day to get there buts in gear....

Good luck!
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post #7 of 33 Old 01-22-2009, 01:37 PM
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You have to call them... alot. and you have to get neighbors to call. they have rules to follow. if the lady has food at her house then they'll have to give her a lesson on how to care for them and give her time to give them adequate shelter and space and so on... you want to get them working on it before the animals start dying... especially if this lady is your friend, you want her pointed in the right direction before she is charged w/ animal cruelity and neglect and what not.....

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When I first moved down here I was going to buy a horse from her till I seen the living condition but then she only had five. They had round bales of hay. They never got grain or any supplementary foods. I couldnt tell you how many she has had that have passed on. Its mud, its yuck. Its not like a dirt paddock its filthy! She had like 4-5 stalls. None in which are leak proof or havent had holes kicked threw the walls. They never clean the manure out. A few of her horses look good but those are ones she just bought. The ones shes had a while make me cry looking at them! Who knows when they see a vet or farrier.

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post #9 of 33 Old 01-22-2009, 08:15 PM
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You have to report her to someone. That is just not right.

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post #10 of 33 Old 01-22-2009, 08:24 PM
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Take pictures, LOTS Of pictures. Take photos of the horses, the fencing, the entire lot if you can. Email those photos to any rescues in your state, your local sheriff, your local police, your local humane society (even if they don't do large animals). If you don't get any response, or very little response, then I would send the address, the story, and all of the photos to as many news media as you can (newspaper and TV).
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