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post #21 of 29 Old 04-04-2013, 08:08 PM
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post #22 of 29 Old 04-05-2013, 03:38 PM
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Everyone always resorts to age.

This is a 22 year old Morgan mare, in foal, at ten months, that I just took yesterday. So, please.
I hope some knowledgeable is actually going in there and looking after this mare.
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post #23 of 29 Old 04-05-2013, 03:53 PM
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It looks like there is another pregnant paint mare in the background of the video...

Horses are scared of two things... Things that move and things that don't.
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post #24 of 29 Old 04-05-2013, 04:17 PM
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Omg I bet she just bought her an thought she could just leave her in the pasture intill she foaled. I actually thought that it was a video of a rescue horse that happened to be pregnant but no, she was still with her owner.
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post #25 of 29 Old 04-05-2013, 04:25 PM
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It is ridiculous that her neighbors had more of an idea on what was happening with her horses than she did. And this reporter should be ashamed of himself for making this a news story and not reporting it
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post #26 of 29 Old 04-05-2013, 04:57 PM
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Nationwide concern for horse Local News Tifton Gazette

Nationwide concern for horse
Animal Control issues statement on mare that gave birth to twins

Latasha Everson/The Tifton Gazette
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TIFTON — The mare named “Baby Girl,” owned by Mayo and Lori Tucker of Tifton, who gave birth to twin foals Easter morning has caused a lot of controversy with concerns from people from all across the United States who say the horse appears to be malnourished after seeing photos of the animal on the Internet.

As of Thursday afternoon, the Tifton-Tift County Animal Shelter has received more than 100 calls from across the United States from horse owners and lovers since Wednesday afternoon, says Regenia Wells, director of the Tifton-Tift County Animal Shelter/Animal Control.

She said she and three inspectors with the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Equine Division went to the home of the owners Thursday morning and again that afternoon. She said the mare is under a veterinarian’s care.

“The vet is working on her and gave her antibiotics. She’s on a eating program. We’ll look after her,” Wells said. “We’ll just take it one day at a time.”

She said both the local animal control and the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Equine Division will be monitoring the mare. She noted that the foals are “real healthy.”

She said all three horses will remain with their owners.

In response to other inquiries about the Tuckers possibly receiving any citations, etc., Wells said she was not at liberty to discuss the matter any further.

She released the following statement in an e-mail to The Gazette Thursday afternoon, “Within 24 hours of this story airing on our local news, the Tifton-Tift County Animal Control director and the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Equine Protection agents responded to the residence. The owners are cooperating and all of the horses are now under a veterinarian’s care. We appreciate the outpouring of concern and want to assure you, we work diligently to prevent animal cruelty. Please rest assured this situation will be closely monitored, but due to the ongoing investigation, information is confidential at this time.”



To contact reporter Latasha Everson, call 382-4321.

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According to comments, all three are under 24/7 vet direction.

"Just received via email (4-4-13) from the Director of Animal Control in Tifton, GA, reference the mare and twin foals:

"In response to your message concerning the mare and her twins: Within 24 hours of this story airing on our local news, the Tifton-Tift County Animal Control Director and the Georgia Department of Agriculture Equine Protection Agents responded to the residence. The owners are cooperating and all the horses are now under a Veterinarians care.
We appreciate the outpouring of concern and want to assure you, we work diligently to prevent animal cruelty. Please rest assured this situation will be closely monitored but due to the ongoing investigation, information is confidential at this time.
Regenia Wells
Director
Animal Control"

""This has already been reported to the Ga. Dept. Of Ag (GDA) and an inspector was there first thing this morning. Violations have been left with the owners and a vet has also been out to examine the mare and foals. This appears to be a situation of ignorance. The owners have already been to the feed store and purchased all of the feeds, vitamins, etc. for the mare (and foals) as recommended by the inspector. Animal Control was also called and they went out to the farm, too. The GDA is required to allow the owners to comply and that is what is happening right now.
Thank you for your concern and for reporting this to me. I will be monitoring this closely with my contacts at the GDA.
Best Regards,
Patty"

And here is a little tidbit of info: Nationwide concern for horse Local News Tifton Gazette

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Sorry! LOL
But you did have some quotes that I didn't have!

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post #29 of 29 Old 04-08-2013, 05:12 PM
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I saw this a few days ago, and from all the comments it seemed that enough people were reporting it to AC.
So I sent the reporter an email, I understand that he's probably not a horse person, but do you really have to be to notice that an animal is starving?

Anyway, of course, I got no response.
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