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        10-17-2013, 09:15 PM
      #21
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Northernstar    
    Let's just hope that after authorities are contacted, someone will be able to give her a home - if you can't, that's ok. By making a stand on her behalf you'll have done more for her than most ever had :)
    Thanks that makes me feel better!
         
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        10-17-2013, 09:16 PM
      #22
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by franknbeans    
    Be careful putting a trough in there-since if you do, you are then providing water, and the authorities have no grounds to do anything.
    Yeah that thought crossed my mind too!
         
        10-17-2013, 09:18 PM
      #23
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Northernstar    
    Excellent point! Just had a thought, however....what if you placed a trough/water bucket on your side, but ever so conveniently accessible for her to reach and drink? :) The very best of luck with this, and Godspeed - she looks like she needs proper care yesterday.
    I could do that cause my horses and the other 3 spend most of there time at the bottom the field next too her field. I could put on there side right new to the fence. Since there are two older horses in the field one is mine boy Blaze I could just say its easier on them to put one down there lol
         
        10-17-2013, 09:25 PM
      #24
    Yearling
    If you can take a bucket of water to her and just watch her (not leaving it in there) you will have an idea if she is getting water elsewhere. If she is super thirsty and drinks it up quickly she may not have water elsewhere, which means the authorities need to be contacted ASAP, as dehydration can kill animals quickly. However, if you offer it to her and she seems uninterested or only takes a sip or two then most likely she has access to water elsewhere, and not quite as urgent for a response from authorities, even though she is thin too.
         
        10-17-2013, 10:38 PM
      #25
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tryst    
    If you can take a bucket of water to her and just watch her (not leaving it in there) you will have an idea if she is getting water elsewhere. If she is super thirsty and drinks it up quickly she may not have water elsewhere, which means the authorities need to be contacted ASAP, as dehydration can kill animals quickly. However, if you offer it to her and she seems uninterested or only takes a sip or two then most likely she has access to water elsewhere, and not quite as urgent for a response from authorities, even though she is thin too.
    Thats a good idea. I may try that tomorrow!
         
        10-17-2013, 11:56 PM
      #26
    Yearling
    Poor thing!
    I would definitely try to find out who owns the land and ask if they recently acquired a horse. If not, it would be time to get the authorities involved. Keep us updated, she is a cutie pie!
         
        10-18-2013, 12:37 AM
      #27
    Started
    Poor dear! She looks so sweet and kind! Definitely get her some water, looks like she has grass to eat, which is good but a flake or two of hay couldn't hurt if you can spare it.
         
        10-18-2013, 12:52 AM
      #28
    Yearling
    Hope she gets some good care soon. Haven't the barn owners seen her out there?

    I know here in Indiana and down in Kentucky they've had some problems with people turning their horses loose because they couldn't afford them anymore. Sad situation all the way around.
         
        10-18-2013, 01:00 AM
      #29
    Banned
    Record her drinking on your phone or camera if you can. And put the water on your side of the fence. Can you put up wire to stop her getting out onto the road, while you confirm that she's been abandoned? I'd bet good money she's been dumped as she is lame and never ridable.
         
        10-18-2013, 01:37 AM
      #30
    Green Broke
    I wouldn't waste time trying to figure out who the owners of the property are. Ask any neighbors you know if they know anything about the horse, and assuming they don't, contact the police. Tell them that this horse just recently showed up, you have reason to believe it's been abandoned there, and that it's in very bad shape. They can easily look up the property's owner and ask them about the horse. Call every day about it until they do.
         

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