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    12-06-2012, 04:48 PM
I have to agree with everyone else. Give him a day or two of your best treatment and to see, just in case, if someone stops by. But I doubt they will.

Then put him out of his misery. It's not his fault, but it's not your fault for doing what you have to do when someone else couldn't.
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    12-06-2012, 04:50 PM
Originally Posted by leapoffaithfarm    
I have been in this situation myself. A horse was dumped of at my old church. With nothing but a note "Take him we can't use him" He still had the auction number on his butt. We took him in and he was with us for 2 years before he passed in Feb.
My thoughts ... take care of him untill you can find him a home. Don't take him to auction or he will end up worse off.
If you absolutely can't take him in call a local vet and see if you can just relieve him of his suffering
As said, can't really keep him very long here. If all else fails, I'll try and find a way to get him euthanized, but the costs of it are pretty pricey here, plus finding something to do with the body.

Money's tight, and honestly there isn't much of a way I can afford to feed him over the winter, especially with him being as skinny as he is. I don't even have another stall I could put him in, haha. So, him staying here is out of the question.
    12-06-2012, 04:50 PM
Hope there is something to do for this horse
And maybe you can find him a forever home
    12-06-2012, 04:51 PM
Originally Posted by Conway    
I have to agree with everyone else. Give him a day or two of your best treatment and to see, just in case, if someone stops by. But I doubt they will.

Then put him out of his misery. It's not his fault, but it's not your fault for doing what you have to do when someone else couldn't.
I've gotten one inquiry on him so far, but with the free horses on craigslist, I don't expect much admittedly. May call my farrier, who tends to know places that'll take anything free.
    12-06-2012, 04:52 PM
Originally Posted by Country Woman    
hope there is something to do for this horse
And maybe you can find him a forever home
Hopefully. I don't have very high expectations on anything, other than this ending up being expensive! But hopefully we find a solution that works for the both of us.
    12-06-2012, 04:53 PM
Maybe the OP can't afford to take care of him. It's been stated a couple of times he'd have to dip into his emergency fund to euthanize.

I'm all for helping out animals when I can. I am a firmer believer in it. But my feet are also planted firmly on the ground and if I can't afford it, I can't.

OP I'm sorry this happened to you. It puts good people in an impossible situation. If you can't afford to hang on until you get him placed, I'd go with the shotgun/hand gun route. If you don't have one maybe someone you know does. Course the problem is burying him apparently and I have ZERO ideas on that. We just got a backhoe to bury ours on our property when the time came but that itself cost a pretty penny even way back when.
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    12-06-2012, 04:55 PM
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Perhaps you could contact that net posse place (I'm sorry I don't know its proper name but many others here do. They're on the internet and they deal with stolen horses so if you're really lucky they might have him on their missing list). I'm sorry you find yourself in this situation - you're stuck between the proverbial rock and a hard place with this one.
    12-06-2012, 04:55 PM
Buy some chain and a combination or keyed lock for EVERY GATE. I have locks on ALL of my outside gates. I am planning on adding chains and locks to the insides of all of my 6 exterior gates, where the gate connects to the wooden post, to padlock THEM, too. NOBODY can just throw a horse into my turnout lots, OR steal my horses.
I even found combo locks that have identical combinations, so I have pairs with same.
Poor you. Poor horse. SO sorry for your dilemma. =(
    12-06-2012, 04:56 PM
You sound like you're in a rural area, is there no one around that has a gun and tractor you could borrow? I've never had to bury/dispose of a body before, so I'm afraid I have little helpful advice.
    12-06-2012, 04:56 PM
Burning could be a possibility but I don't know what type of area you are in.

We have had to use a backhoe as well when a horse died or was put down.

Is there any way you can call the local humane society? Tell them it was dumped and that if they don't take it your going to euth it. Or if they can possibly take it to euth and dispose of properly?

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