Originally Posted by chubbypony
Yeh right and from what I read she had no authority to set a foot on the property. What specific authority does the SPCA have
I found this web site is it true?
We are calling the SPCA again tomorrow morning, I don't know what im going to say I should probably write it down so it comes out right.
I'm wondering why you feel the need to call them. Let it go.
Sure, people can and will call to report things. Even when they know nothing about the subject. That's life.
Until the SPCA or other authority comes to you with a specific accusation, why are you concerned? Let it go until they contact you with a specific concern or question. Until then, everything you are going on is heresay. Sure the old lady told you "yada yada yada" but how accurate is that?
No one has accused you of anything until someone actually accuses you of something.
In any legal matter, or one that has the potential to become legal, there is one rule of thumb... SHUT YOUR MOUTH. ANYTHING you say can -and will - be held against you.
They way I am reading this thread, you are rushing to call the SPCA to tell them what you aren't doing wrong. You don't even know for sure what someone called to report.
From what I have seen, things have to be pretty far out of hand for the SPCA (or other animal organization) to actually take action. If your horses are even half as well cared for as you claim, there is nothing at all to worry about.
I don't think it matters who has the right to trespass on your property or not. In practice, I don't see the SPCA or even an official organization doing so. Any complaint that was made was done so from the road. That means the violation should be plainly visible from the road. If someone wants to examine your horses or their living conditions from inside your property, they are going to knock on the door first. That's just smart. Jumping the fence and sneaking into a barn to look at a horse up close is a good way to get shot as a trespasser in some parts. If they were that desperate to do so without giving you advance warning, they would get a warrant and serve you before doing the search. You would see cop cars lit up... they don't do the "stealth" thing in situations like this.
You see someone on your property who doesn't belong - call 911 to report them. AC, SPCA or whatever - they are halfwits if they are sneaking around on private property. Especially in an enclosure with horses they do not know.
Best thing is to chill out and be quiet. Wait until there is a specific accusation before you answer anything. Until there is an actual notification (usually in writing) by a legitimate organization, you have not been accused of anything.