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post #41 of 64 Old 12-07-2012, 01:51 PM
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This is so sad. I would definitely want him "quarantined" from my own, as you did. And, everyone has x amount of resources and priorities. If it were me, no, I could not put the poor creature down unless I knew he could not be saved. I would just want to know he was disease and worm free - then I would give him a chance w my own. But, if there were some other pressure in my life where I just could not do this....I would pray that a rescue facility would open their hearts to him.
And when that did not happen -- then what?
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post #42 of 64 Old 12-07-2012, 02:11 PM
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I think that Joe is right here. This is not and never should have been your responsibility. If the taxpayers pay for animal control, they need to do their job. It is their responsibility; not yours.
However once on her property it became her responsibility. Walking it off the property makes her no better than the person who put the horse there.

Again OP - contact the equine professionals in your area. Vets, farriers, trainers, barn owners, etc.
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post #43 of 64 Old 12-07-2012, 02:14 PM
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I don't know if you have any Cowboy Churches in your area but if you do, check with the preacher. You'd be amazed how many local horse people they know that could be willing to take him in.
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post #44 of 64 Old 12-07-2012, 03:39 PM
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However once on her property it became her responsibility. Walking it off the property makes her no better than the person who put the horse there.

Again OP - contact the equine professionals in your area. Vets, farriers, trainers, barn owners, etc.
No it makes her a responsible horse owner. The second I saw a dumped horse I would have called animal control and moved the horse off my property. The point of animal control is to remove stray and dangerous animals. It isn't her horse or her problem.
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post #45 of 64 Old 12-07-2012, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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We managed to find someone who would take him. He's going to be a 4H project for a teenager who wanted to "save" a horse. Worked out well for the little guy! He left today, loaded up like a champ, and is on his way to a better home. Not a moment too soon, as my mare and my mule were both aware of him being there and wouldn't stop calling to him.
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post #46 of 64 Old 12-07-2012, 05:35 PM
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That's wonderful, Broski. Hope he has a long, healthy life ahead of him.
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That's awesome!!!!!
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post #48 of 64 Old 12-07-2012, 06:11 PM
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That is amazing! I really felt for your dilemma. Reading through your posts, my heart was breaking for you! It's so tough when you truly deep down want to help, but just don't have the means to do so. I think you did the right thing by exploring every possible avenue to find a happy ending for this horse.
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post #49 of 64 Old 12-07-2012, 06:12 PM
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Fantastic! Glad it all worked out and wishing him a full recovery.
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post #50 of 64 Old 12-07-2012, 06:42 PM
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Lucky horse and good timing. Had that happy option not come through, I was with the bullet and leave for the scavengers crowd. It's a bit morbid to consider, but you've butchered your own critters before, you could 'part' the carcass in a few spots and the scavengers will deal with it more quickly if backhoes aren't an option.
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