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        02-28-2014, 10:06 AM
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    Yearling
    We got too many...

    Animals

    Since the financial crises took hold we have found that sadly animals in general have become the bottom rung of the ladder . We keep having strays either turning up or finding them . For example last year we found a puppy abandoned by the side of the road - it was either take her home or let her become road kill - whilst walking the same puppy about a month later we found 3 one month old kittens that had been dumped in the countryside that would obviously not survive more than a day ( it was 30 deg and no water near ) , again we had to take them home .
    We have the opinion that for us to leave animals in distress would make us just as bad if not worse than those that cause the distress in the first place, however...

    Now we have... 8 chickens, 4 ducks, 3 geese, 4 dogs, 3 rabbits, 2 ponies,9 horses and 28 cats !!!

    Try to keep you updated as to their progress
         
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        02-28-2014, 10:07 AM
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    Wow! That is quite a menagerie! But how wonderful for you to take them all in and give them homes.

    Looking forward to updates.
         
        02-28-2014, 11:14 AM
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    Super Moderator
    28 cats!! Do you spay and neuter them? They make more cats, fast!
         
        02-28-2014, 11:49 AM
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    Yearling
    Wow. Are you planning to keep them all, and add to your brood, or are you able to find them homes? 28 cats would send me into an allergy fit, hope you have ample space for them!
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        02-28-2014, 11:59 AM
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    Trained
    I was a softie when some renters were moving out, let them leave 2 cats behind. Uh huh! Well, what they didn't tell me (I was out of state and returning the next day) was the male was intact and the female was pregnant. Those little fur balls kept getting her pregnant before the last litter was off of her, and I won't abort deliberately, so we ended up going through 400 lbs of cat food a month. Thank God everyone in OK needs a barn cat. I spayed and gave away over 60 cats. Now I'm down to 3 neutered males. Talk about 1 step from Crazy Cat Lady...
         
        02-28-2014, 12:25 PM
      #6
    Green Broke
    There was a lady here, a few years back, who was arrested for multiple counts of felony animal abuse.

    Come to find out, it resulted from a similar situation. People kept dumping animals on her. She called the local shelter several times but they never sent anyone out.

    Eventually, she couldn't keep them all fed and someone called the sheriff.

    I think the charges were eventually dismissed, but the lady testified that all she was guilty of was trying to keep the poor animals that were dumped on her fed but she became so overwhelmed she wasn't able to feed them all and she couldn't get anyone to take them.
         
        02-28-2014, 02:38 PM
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    Trained
    Yeah, it's a real slippery slope!
         
        02-28-2014, 05:41 PM
      #8
    Yearling
    All of our cats & dogs are spayed/neutered , Although Hungary does take a harsh stand to those who mistreat animals spaying and neutering of cats and dogs is not common. We use sales of browbands and other stuff plus some kind donations from people to make sure that the vet is called when needed and vaccinations are also carried out still things are tough, I would rather be bankrupt than mistreat and abandon anything in need.
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        03-02-2014, 01:47 AM
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    Yearling
    I'm getting too old for this

    Meet Leroy & Lilly ( Lilly is closest to the camera )

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    They are 3 & 4 years old and were kindly given to us. The previous owner has done NOTHING with them - and I mean NOTHING. They haven't been led in hand never had their feet picked out let alone trimmed and generally haven't been handled at all.

    To say they are a hand full is an understatement , so far we have been bitten squashed into walls, reared up with and knocked to the ground, run over and spent several hours joyfully attempting to catch them when it is time to get them in at night .
    Still progress is steady if slow and we WILL get there as deep down they are good horses , they aren't bad they just don't know
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        03-03-2014, 01:24 AM
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    Yearling
    Teeth,Teeth & Teeth

    Well the vet came to look at some teeth , Kedves ( our lipi ) had a good seeing to as her teeth were in a poor state - she was a well behaved girl as expected even when Lajos ( her colt foal )was fooling around . To our suprise both Lilly and Leroy allowed the vet to have a look at theirs without too much fuss and they both have wolf teeth that need extracting sometime in the summer but other than that they are in good shape - I guess that all of the time we spend with them is paying off.
    Ajtony is a different story , he is a 24 year old rescue and although his teeth were OK last october he sadly now has some bad news - the pulp cavity of two of his teeth has given way and he now has two gaping holes where teeth should be - a second vet from the sanctuary is due to give us a visit to give a second opinion - if his teeth are causing him pain and more of his teeth are going bad then a decision has to be made, still will keep fingers crossed that the two bad teeth are the only ones.
         

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