Ok, I have a friend that has Danahe (arab Mare), Peachy (arab Mare), Bandit (paint stallion), Skipper (1/2 arab stallion, bandit/peachy son), Boot (1/2 arab 1/2 mustang stallion), Blu (paint mare), Jessie (1/2 arab mare, bandit/peachy daughter) Rosie (QH mare), Kiddo (qh/paint mare), Ziggy (1/2 arab filly, bandit/danahe daughter)and I think a couple more plus one being delivered next week. The stallions have been loose with all the mares even coming 2 year olds that have already cycled. All or most of the girls are bred, Ziggy was born this week very thin already and her dam Danahe looks way wormy.... All of these horses are bone, She has "lost" 2 within 1 week, she shot 1 supposedly not knowing she was pregnant then attempted a csection but the filly died shortly after, the other a grey 2 year old that had been missing for a full week before she went looking for her and now claims a cougar got her. I have called the sheriff and they have been told the next time they are without hay the horses will be taken away but she just keeps getting more! There are over 10 horses out there on 66 acres but there is no grass left and they don't feed them. What else can be done?? I have even tried to buy some of the worst ones but she wont sell them for anything. Peachy (nearly dead when I saw her last) had a HUGE infected wound to her back where a person would sit when riding bareback and she STILL rode this mare bareback and saddled! Im at a loss here.... Maybe just need to vent... Im not sure anymore im just SICK of seeing this! She is a hoarder when it comes to horses, dogs and cats. She has also confessed to me of killing her mothers dogs off with posion when a cat runs off and 1 of the dogs, a little pomeranian, she literally bled her out still alive and before she died broke her legs and spine, I have seen the mangled skeleton of this poor little dog....... It is sickening.... Any advice???
I have a very hard time believing that you call this person a "friend", and that the sheriff has truly been advised of what goes on and has nothing more to say than what you posted. Something here doesn't fit. Do you not have a humane society where you are? To me it sounds like this person has SERIOUS psychological issues, and when folks torture animals as you described it often escalates to people. Personally, I would make sure the sheriff is aware of ALL of it. Take pictures, whatever you need to. THis is ridiculous that you allow it to continue.
Does she HAVE hay to feed? If not and you can afford some, offer to buy her a ton of hay to get the horses by until whoever you've reported it to gets out there, at least then you've done what YOU can to help the horses...
Get armed if she knows where you live.
Insist the authorities do something, have as many people call and complain as you can enlist - call the ASPCA.
There was a local animal hoarder in the paper, they said it is a mental disorder (no kidding), and the hoarder would get mental treatment not necessarily prison time and not be allowed to own pets. But, this is beyond hoarding - its horrid.
I'm with the others - I can't believe you call this person a friend.
However - on the authorities not doing anything, I'm not surprised. I live where there is no true animal control. We have the sherrif and a dog catcher. Dog catcher catches stray/nusiance dogs - that is it. Sherrif might do something if they catch abuse in the act but only "monitor" the situation (if that) if its reported but they don't see it. Thin animals are not removed as long as there is some type of feed on the farm for the animals - even if it is crappy.
Or they might do something if they get tons of calls from various people over the same person. Seems to annoy them into action more than anything.
Skinny horses are bad enough, but outright animal abuse is something to be taken seriously. Bleeding out the dog and breaking her leg and spine is a sick, sick person. Trying to do a c-section on a horse that she just shot is not something any normal person would do. These are crimes and need to be reported!!!
Ok maybe I should rephrase the friend thing because I am keeping her around so I CAN inform the sheriff in charge. Our humane society does not handle large animal cases that is left to the sheirff who makes the visits. I have purchased feed and hay for her when I have had the money to do it but at this point I don't have it. Why are you people criticizing me when I have tried to get help for these animals????? You act like Im the one doing it! I go to church with the officer in charge of the case and trick her into sending me pictures of the horses every week before I know I will be seeing him so he can know inbetween visits whats going on. I have contacted the ASPCA before and this girl is out of their jurisdiction and told me to call the sheriff, the humane society wont do jack about the small animals and I don't know why. The small ones look good and LOOK taken care of, there is no proof other than the texts I have shown them and the fact there are so many out there. Please STOP CRITICIZING ME!!!!!!! I am NOT the one causing this, Im trying to help them.