Alright, this is just something I feel like saying. I have seen this happen a million times on craigslist. I have a FB friend who is suddenly heart broken by the condition of two old geldings at Enumclaw kill pen, and is making daily status updates looking for any free stuff or money she can have so she can rescue the geldings she will apperently give a "forever home" too.
I really can't stand when a so called horse rescue or just some random person, looks for free stuff or hand outs because they want to rescue a horse from an auction or feed lot or something. A lot of the time they always say they have a great place to house a rescue horse but can't afford feed or vet bills...OK, so why in the hell do they think they need to rescue a horse if they can't afford it?? I don't understand it. If you can't afford to give the horse basic care YOU DO NOT DESERVE to get a rescue horse or any horse for that matter. Horses are NOT just a dog or cat, they are an investment and anyone interested in getting ANY horse, should be finicialy prepared to take on an equine.
It's nice that these people want to do good for a horse in poor condition, but I believe that if your going to take on a huge responsiblity such as a rescue horse, you need to be able to finicially support the horse and not rely on handouts and free stuff. Leave it to a real 501 rescue to take of rescue horse if you cannot afford to house, feed, shoe, vet and take care of the horse.
So that was my rant/lecture for the day. Sorry, lol. I just get frustrated with people wanting free stuff to "rescue" a horse. I almost took screen shot's of my FB friend's status and blacked out her name and picture, but I didn't want to risk any sort of "slander" issues. But I'm sure anyone who is on craiglist atleast once a day (like me) has seen ads like this before and knows exactly what I'm talking about.