Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Your first step is to find out just what the law states concerning horses in your state and county. Until you do that, you're just barking blindly at the moon.
I admire the fact that you want to help, but you can't go off half cocked and hysterical. That will only turn off the authorities, not get their sympathies.
Research your laws concerning the care and keeping of horses in your area. Once you have that information, you can go to the authorities and present your concerns.
What plans do YOU have for these horses that you want to help? Rescues are full to bursting and can't take any more on. Are you willing and able to house and feed these animals, or do you just expect
'the authorities' to do it?
There may NOT be any place for these horses to go, even if it's determined that they're not being properly cared for. That's the unfortunate truth in this economy.
If your neighbors' hands are forced, the animals might even go to auction. I'm sure that's not what anyone wants to happen, but without the means to feed and care for them properly and the rescues unable to help, they may have no other choice.
Living there, you have to know that Ohio is a very depressed state and was that way long before the economy tanked.
Screeching at me because I'm asking you to think logically and do your research before you contact authorities, doesn't make you look very rational.
Trust me, the authorities are going to see you as just another hysterical 'animal rights nut' who expects SOMETHING TO BE DONE without offering any actual solutions, unless you can argue rationally and cite laws and statutes.
Last edited by Speed Racer; 12-23-2009 at 07:02 PM.