I need to vent. Blatant neglect and abuse. At least the way I see it
So my husband and I moved to a ranch with 100 acres for our horses to run on. We were pretty excited. The property was pretty trashy, but the pastures seemed pretty clean. This lady has 2 kids, one of which chooses not to live with her (red flad?!?). She has 4 dogs, 4 cats, and 4 horses.
We have been here 2 months at the most and I can't believe what I see and when I confronted her she says that's the way she was raised. That's her reason and she won't listen to reason at all.
She doesn't feed her horses, we are currently feeding them at $15 a bale. She has a 2 year old filly with no manners and when we moved in she had torn one of her bulbs off the back of her foot. Because she didn't care for it propertly and there is barb wire down EVERYWHERE (we've been working overtime to get it safe for our horses) she tore it up again. Will a vet be called? nope.
She banded her cat and dog. BANDED! Like a goat. The dog ate his own testicles off and now if he is turned over on his belly he tries to bite because it hurts so bad. The worst part is the cat is dying. She took him to the vet, but refused care. He has been dying for 2 weeks. It makes me sick! When I asked her what she was going to do she said she would hit him over the head with a rock to kill him! Does this disturb anyone else?
Her horses wouldn't be fed or watered if we weren't here. Their feet are disgusting and one horse has a split clear up her hoof and curling up and out and very painful. What's she do? She cuts it off with a saw.
Please tell me if I'm being dramatic about this. The worst part is I can't just do something because we'll loose our home and have to move again.
Then, the worse part is her daughter, who lives this life and thinks it's okay and normal to treat animals this way. I love this little girl and try hard to be a light in her dark world, but doing nothing for these animals is showing her that it's okay.
AHHH..I'm so frusterated! What do I do? These animals deserve better! Oh...and all her horses are head shy really bad.
Please any advice would be apreciated!
Sorry it's so long
"Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyways" -John Wayne