SPCA officer shows up... AGAIN!!!
so about 2 years ago we had an SPCA officer and a state trooper show up at our house one day. apparently a neighbor (obviously they couldnt tell us who for safety reasons) called them on us. they reported that we were not feeding our horse, had no shelter, and no water for her. so they show up and take a look at her. at that time she was 7 months pregnant. she weighed about 1300lbs and was all dappled out. she had a large tub of water, a run in shelter, and we showed him all the hay and grain we had for her. they closed the case and left.
today the SPCA shows up again. they got a report that a horse was being neglected, that he was covered in mud and his pen was too small for him. so we go down and look at him. we have had an extreme amount of rain here lately (its rained almost every day) and the paddocks are muddy. so obviously, the horse is muddy. Polka (who is who the complaint was on) stays outside, he has access to TWO paddocks, and a run in shed. the officer said "i dont think its too small, and of course hes muddy, its been raining!!" so then he went down to the barn and saw the broodmare and 2 yr old who are both healthy and happy. my broodmare was kissing him and trying to eat his badge. the baby was nudging him begging for attention and kissing him too. as the other case was, this was closed as well.
im just so fed up of neighbors (one particular one!!!!) who keep calling on us. its just because theyre mad that the horses are there and they dont like the smell or any noise. i think its a pretty low thing to do, especially when there are actually animals being abused and suffering out there, and theyre wasting their time looking at our fat, spoiled horses!!!