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        11-08-2010, 11:00 AM
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    Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
    If the horses are in such poor shape why not just put them down? Maybe it works to get donations but it seems to me that it's quite cruel to the horses and a waste of resources.
    Kevin, I believe (and I can be wrong) when horses are taken away AC can't just put them down (unless it's absolutely needed). DEFHR is not a usual rescue - they only take in those horses taken by AC (I mean they don't take in from private parties nor they buy/rescue from the auctions).
         
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        11-08-2010, 11:01 AM
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    Exactly. It makes me so mad when I see it, and it's true not only about horses, but dogs and cats as well.
    Yup. There was a guy here in VA who had 200 dogs and cats in his mobile home. AC had to go in with hazmat suits on, because the stench and ammonia were so unbearable.

    He wasn't a rescue, just a hoarder.
         
        11-08-2010, 11:03 AM
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    Yup. There was a guy here in VA who had 200 dogs and cats in his mobile home. AC had to go in with hazmat suits on, because the stench and ammonia were so unbearable.
    I'm just speechless..... What poor creatures!
         
        11-08-2010, 11:07 AM
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    Yes, ma'am. Many of the animals didn't make it. Their health was deplorable.

    The extra sad cherry on top of that horrible sundae was that many of the animals were pets of other people that had supposedly gone missing.

    Apparently this guy went around 'collecting' other people's pets when he saw them outside.
         
        11-08-2010, 11:07 AM
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    Yeah I agree with the people saying it's a mental illness. They go into the rescue thinking they can save and help every single one of the horses when they just can't help em all. They bite off way more than they can chew instead of in small doses. I know they want to save more than small doses, but a few horses saved is better than no horses saved or many horses that are 'saved' and end up being starved anyway. And that's no way for a horse to live.
         
        11-08-2010, 11:11 AM
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    Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
    If the horses are in such poor shape why not just put them down? Maybe it works to get donations but it seems to me that it's quite cruel to the horses and a waste of resources.
    I tend to agree with this however I bet that the authorities would be tied up in paperwork trying to have euthanasia approved, no matter how dire the circumstances of the animal.
         
        11-08-2010, 11:16 AM
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    I tend to agree with this however I bet that the authorities would be tied up in paperwork trying to have euthanasia approved, no matter how dire the circumstances of the animal.
    Yes, because until the courts award the animals to the rescue, they can't legally put them down.

    Once/if the rescue gets legal ownership, they can make the decision to euth. Otherwise, legally all they can do is make recommendations.

    Some will die on their own, even with vet intervention.
         
        11-08-2010, 12:28 PM
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    Yes, ma'am. Many of the animals didn't make it. Their health was deplorable.

    The extra sad cherry on top of that horrible sundae was that many of the animals were pets of other people that had supposedly gone missing.

    Apparently this guy went around 'collecting' other people's pets when he saw them outside.
    Where is my baseball bat........! I truly hope the owners went after him. I would - no question on that.
         
        11-08-2010, 12:33 PM
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    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    Yes, ma'am. Many of the animals didn't make it. Their health was deplorable.

    The extra sad cherry on top of that horrible sundae was that many of the animals were pets of other people that had supposedly gone missing.

    Apparently this guy went around 'collecting' other people's pets when he saw them outside.
    Lunatic! I hope the owners cracked down on him as well. I sure would be if he stole my horse and mistreated it! He'd get more than a baseball bat to the face from me! >:(
         
        11-08-2010, 12:48 PM
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    He's mentally ill, folks. I feel badly for the animals, but just as badly for him. He really did think he was 'saving' them.

    He's in a mental health institution at the moment, and the animals are at a local rescue. They're trying to find all the owners, although it's slow going.

    The reality of the situation is that you have a mentally ill person who thought he was doing good by the animals, since in his mind they were abandoned.

    To physically attack someone who is not of sane mind doesn't say much about someone's ethics or their ability to have empathy.

    Sure, what he did was awful. He's up on quite a few cruelty charges. But the fact remains that he's ill and needs help, not a baseball bat upside the head.
         

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