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        04-16-2013, 01:53 PM
      #31
    Trained
    I've seen horses kept like this before, and IMO neglect is abuse. You KNOW when your animal looks skinny and unkept.
    Still, we should not jump to conclusions in every case of a skinny horse. For instance, if you see a skinny horse in amongst a herd of ones in good flesh, it could be a hard keeper. And it DOES take a lot of time to fix, if indeed you can. I'm pretty sure that "Corporal" (1982-2009, RIP), who was a skinny 4yo when I beat out the Meat Market by paying $140.00 for him at auction (1986), had never been in good flesh. He never did fill out and get fat.
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        04-16-2013, 02:29 PM
      #32
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    Yeah but this horse is a yearling so I'm thinking definite neglect. It is also being kept in unsafe conditions a small lot full of all kinds of trash everywhere. And I haven't heard anything yet she has not emailed me back yet.
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        04-16-2013, 03:03 PM
      #33
    Showing
    Why haven't you taken the pic to the newspaper? Have you shown the pics to law enforcement? Have you shown them to the local humane society chapter?
         
        04-16-2013, 03:14 PM
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    Why haven't you taken the pic to the newspaper? Have you shown the pics to law enforcement? Have you shown them to the local humane society chapter?
    The humane society has contacted the sheriffs department but I haven't heard anything else yet. The humane society livestock investigator has not emailed me back with an update.
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        04-16-2013, 03:27 PM
      #35
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    I had an issue like this with a neighbors horse- At least here, if there is an active investigation, they aren't going to really offer up details until its said and done with. I still stayed on their butts... Squeaky wheel... And the horse eventually disappeared, but it took a couple months. I don't know if the horse died or got taken.
         
        04-16-2013, 03:33 PM
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    Well this horse doesn't have months but I'm going to keep after them. If they have problems removing the colt then we discussed offering cash if they won't relinquish the horse. So for now I'll just wait to hear something and try to be patient. I wish he wasn't so close to their house I'd sneak him some food.
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        04-17-2013, 06:59 PM
      #37
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    Best of luck to you in this!!! The "squeaky wheel" oftentimes does get the grease - make a quick call to the humane society/sherriff's dept., enquiring every single day until they have to take action! I hope that the result will be your ownership of this very deserving colt, and the sooner the better.... Good for you for your concern for him! :)
         
        04-18-2013, 10:26 AM
      #38
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    Small update!
    So the humane society got back in touch with me she said that she took pictures and left a letter asking the owner to contact her. The owner has not yet done so unfortunately.... So she has turned in a report to the sheriffs department and I am also going to make a complaint so there is just more than one person saying the horse is skinny. So next is to see if them sheriffs department can convince them to clean their act up or relinquish ownership. If this does not work we're moving on to the hey want to sell that colt method. I'll keep you guys updated as I get them On a positive note it looks like the colt has picked up a little weight with all the rain making the grass grow.
         
        04-18-2013, 07:25 PM
      #39
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    Try "severly malnourished". That sounds a lot worse than skinny. In Ontario the HS has to follow up on complaints and has to first issue an order for care, giving the owner a chance to comply. The officer will do a followup to the order. If the animal appears to be in eminent danger it can be removed and charges can be laid. Often the HS needs homes to take these animals. Here they will help with feed and cover vet costs.
         
        04-18-2013, 07:46 PM
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    Try "severly malnourished". That sounds a lot worse than skinny. In Ontario the HS has to follow up on complaints and has to first issue an order for care, giving the owner a chance to comply. The officer will do a followup to the order. If the animal appears to be in eminent danger it can be removed and charges can be laid. Often the HS needs homes to take these animals. Here they will help with feed and cover vet costs.
    Yeah I said that I would foster if they would take care of the vet bills. I told them extremely emaciated I didn't use the word skinny in my complaint. The sheriffs department is supposed to get back with the HS. So when she hears something and updates me I'll let you guys know. With its young age he/she ought to bounce back if all he needs is groceries. I'll put a good education on him/her and with its young age it should be pretty adoptable.
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