Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Alberta, Canada
In all honesty? He doesn't look that horrible.
If horses have food, shelter, and water, there isn't much animal control CAN do.
Calling and harassing them isn't going to change anything, other then tie up phone lines and annoying the living **** out of them.
It's not like they aren't do anything - they have cases where they are either removing dead bodies or ones that are walking skeletons - these guys, unfortantely, can't be on their radar.
They also don't have an unlimited supply of workers, volunteers, money, or hay. They're control officers, not miracle workers.
Why don't you go and see WHY they are like this? What is their owners situation? Are they elders? Financial problems? Health issues?
Maybe they just need a hand instead of being slammed?
Perhaps neighbours, instead of sitting by idly and making phone calls, can make a day where they can donate time and get feed trimmed and horses dewormed.
I don't like making judgement calls when I don't know what the situation is, but...