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    08-27-2011, 11:36 PM
  #31
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Perhaps let the humane society know that if they don't take proper action that you will be informing the media of their lack of caring. They do survive on public funding and in hard times it starts drying up. This means their jobs. You'd just be adding a little fuel to the fire.
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    08-28-2011, 12:14 AM
  #32
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Equilove, she sounds like a hoarder. I am sure many of us would rescue a lot of horses if we could afford it - the think that stops us is responsibility.
     
    08-28-2011, 08:58 AM
  #33
Yearling
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Originally Posted by AlexS    
Equilove, she sounds like a hoarder. I am sure many of us would rescue a lot of horses if we could afford it - the think that stops us is responsibility.
Yes that is how I've described her before. Not only does she not have the finances or knowledge, she doesn't have the time. She works a full time job and is almost never home.
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    08-30-2011, 10:09 PM
  #34
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The emaciated horse pictures show a horse that needs immediate help. He is dying of starvation. In Georgia, the department of agriculture would pick him up. Surely there is somebody that will shut down this insane horse hoarder. Please don't rest until you get somebody to do something.

Hoarding disorder is a very serious mental disorder. Animal hoarding usually starts in a person who has good intentions. They just get in over their head, and because of their mental disorder, they don't stop taking in more animals. The poor animals suffer for their neglect. Neglect is a criminal and can be prosecuted in most places.
     
    08-30-2011, 10:28 PM
  #35
Yearling
^^This. Hoarders don't ever realize that the animals would be better off with another person who could afford to feed them - their mental condition doesn't allow them to think that. They think they're the only ones who truly love the animals.

So, an intervention is needed. Give the picture to a vet or a lot of vets in the area and tell them that the horse has been there for months, that the rescue was long ago, and that the son says there's no food for them. And go to the authorities again. Find out who RUNS the authorities in your area and call them and call their community relations/public relations people. Look up the horse breed associations that are popular in your area and see if any of the board members are in your locale - and tell them the story to see if they can reach out to one of their contacts.
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    08-31-2011, 11:16 AM
  #36
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If all that stuff that Ladytrails said fails, I would involve the news media. Embarrassment is a powerful tool. It will get authorities and animal hoarders in gear.
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    04-24-2012, 12:00 PM
  #37
Yearling
Remember the little gray stud?

He is now a happy healthy gelding getting started under saddle and up for adoption. :)



     
    04-24-2012, 12:10 PM
  #38
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Equilove    
Remember the little gray stud?

He is now a happy healthy gelding getting started under saddle and up for adoption. :)



Outstanding update!
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    04-24-2012, 12:14 PM
  #39
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Yay! So glad! He's an adorable gelding!
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    04-24-2012, 12:22 PM
  #40
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Use EVERY Resource to Attack This Problem

This is NOT the 1st thread re: neglect. We go in circles discussing the same things and the thread is often hijacked. IMO, I would appreciate it if you PM members about off-thread topics. Ppl have to wade through the posts anyway, and it just adds to it. Here’s how I see it:
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Originally Posted by Darrin    
We recently had a similar thing happen out this way. Cops were called multiple times and nothing happened. The police are busy and often know no more about horses then anyone else so they take her word at face value. Took getting the humane society involved to get things done in the case out here.

True. Unreliable help.
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Originally Posted by TeeBee    
I have contacted the Humane Society as well as Metro Animal Services, which is the "authority" when it comes to removing the horses…This woman has also contacted PETA. BUT, she did get in touch with the HSUS (Humane Society of the US). There's a lot being done ... lots of people have been contacted.

Unreliable.
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Neither PETA nor HSUS will involve themselves if there's no media opportunity for them. HSUS and PETA are too much alike for me to want to contact either of them.

AGREED!
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Originally Posted by Beauseant    
*pulling out my hair*
The horse in the picture is NOT thin, very thin, or even really thin!!!!!!!
It is emaciated!!!!
I cannot believe that the "authorities" cannot see this....you don't need to be equine savvy to see when an animal is starving. DUH.
Unreliable.
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Originally Posted by Equilove    
I know this woman personally and have for about 3 years. (She needs to) stop taking in more than she can handle.

Precisely. YOU are her enabler.
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Originally Posted by Celeste    
If all that stuff that Ladytrails said fails, I would involve the news media. Embarrassment is a powerful tool. It will get authorities and animal hoarders in gear.
…AND use Facebook, Utube and other net resources. Email pictures to your non-forum or social media friends.
The MORE people know about these cases, the more interested they will be. You WILL embarrass authorities without having to get in their faces about it, which the authorities would tune out.
     

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