Thank goodness this may come to an end! People have been concerned for years. Last time I was by there it was 2015. The horses that I could see (I was kicked off several years ago when, as a tourist, I criticized their lack of planning) had food and were not thin.
But it was a wreck waiting to happen.
A couple things should be noted.
1) The land nor the organization is part of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe of Lakota. The land is private, although it is surrounded by mostly tribal land.
2) The author, Ms. Burns, may have few options, but there are social service groups that will help her get to Rapid City or Sioux Falls if she makes a call.
I will look for photos that I've taken from Hwy 212 of the dump, er... sanctuary, showing how high up into the trees the horses were reaching for food.
Coincidentally, I'll be through there next weekend.
I get so sick of these frickin' hoarders.