Originally Posted by chubbypony
I don't know where to start, I've been at work from 11 to 9 and come home to Chaos. Im sorry if some of this doesnt make sense I am very upset and shacking.
A little background on our barn. We rent a 7 stall 2 run in barn and have 7 horses 2 ponies on 13 acre. All are chubby and healthy I keep all vet records and have plenty of hay. Most are rescues and are only ridden lightly.
There is a house on the property that is rented by someone else. I can take videos to prove all of this of course :)
SO the SPCA apparently got a phone call and some photos of our horses out side in the rain from yesterday. All my horses have blankets on and we have a huge run in on the barn and a small run in plus seven stalls. The front field looks gross of course since it has been raining and they run around a lot. That field only has trees and no run in but they go inside at night.
Apparently the SPCA just came on the property and started looking around. The guy who rents the house came out to talk to her and she said she needed to speak to the owners and was he gave her our number.
The older woman living in the house (bless her soul I wish she was my grammy ) called us up right away upset and told us what happened, she is home all the time and said the day before there was a black SUV taking pictures of the horses. So now I don't know what to do. Was the SPCA aloud to just go on the property without the owner consent and look around? I wont know until Friday apparently what they want but im so upset about the whole thing. What should I do I feel like im getting so defense but I can't help it these are my pride and joy.
Where do I stand or what should I do? Has anyone ever dealt with this before.
I doubt they can legally come onto your property without a search warrant. And reasonable suspicion is only allowed for police not animal control.
My horses are outside in the weather almost constantly in snow temps to and below 0 even tho barn door is open with their stalls wide open. I gave up putting blankets on them because they shred them,
It is hopefully nothing serious.
They took pictures and verified horses were fine and that will no doubt be last of it. Nothing wrong with horses in the weather.