I need to vent. Blatant neglect and abuse. At least the way I see it
So my husband and I moved to a ranch with 100 acres for our horses to run on. We were pretty excited. The property was pretty trashy, but the pastures seemed pretty clean. This lady has 2 kids, one of which chooses not to live with her (red flad?!?). She has 4 dogs, 4 cats, and 4 horses.
We have been here 2 months at the most and I can't believe what I see and when I confronted her she says that's the way she was raised. That's her reason and she won't listen to reason at all.
She doesn't feed her horses, we are currently feeding them at $15 a bale. She has a 2 year old filly with no manners and when we moved in she had torn one of her bulbs off the back of her foot. Because she didn't care for it propertly and there is barb wire down EVERYWHERE (we've been working overtime to get it safe for our horses) she tore it up again. Will a vet be called? nope.
She banded her cat and dog. BANDED! Like a goat. The dog ate his own testicles off and now if he is turned over on his belly he tries to bite because it hurts so bad. The worst part is the cat is dying. She took him to the vet, but refused care. He has been dying for 2 weeks. It makes me sick! When I asked her what she was going to do she said she would hit him over the head with a rock to kill him! Does this disturb anyone else?
Her horses wouldn't be fed or watered if we weren't here. Their feet are disgusting and one horse has a split clear up her hoof and curling up and out and very painful. What's she do? She cuts it off with a saw.
Please tell me if I'm being dramatic about this. The worst part is I can't just do something because we'll loose our home and have to move again.
Then, the worse part is her daughter, who lives this life and thinks it's okay and normal to treat animals this way. I love this little girl and try hard to be a light in her dark world, but doing nothing for these animals is showing her that it's okay.
AHHH..I'm so frusterated! What do I do? These animals deserve better! Oh...and all her horses are head shy really bad.
Please any advice would be apreciated!
Sorry it's so long
Oh my, oh my. Well unless you like living with this horror show, you're gonna hafta move again or assume responsibility & take care of the whole thing. You feel sorry enough for these poor tortured animals, that you will feed & care for them and maybe take them to the vet? Can you afford to take care of this hillbilly hag's farm? If you report her & continue to stay on renting from Hagatha, she'll prolly make it difficult for you, I wouldn't risk it. And the way things operate with animal abuse charges, nothing will be done anyways. So report her & leave, fast!
TAKE PICTURES OF THE CAT/DOG, especially the banded areas.
TAKE PICTURES OF THE HORSE WITH THE INJURY.
HELL CALL THE POLICE.
animal abuse and neglect...
Just wanted to ad...I know that not everyone is in the position to be able to move immediately but, the question is whether or not you can continue to stomach the atrocities. At this point, i'd consider it a moral issue battling with the real life issue of where to live...
I'd rather sleep in the ditch than on that horror show.
Anyway an "accident" can befall Hagatha? Like I am sure that poor dog is in so much pain it mauled her to death?
I only wish this would be taken out of my hands. I just worry about moving. We have 5 horses, 10 goats, and 3 dogs and we live in an rv. It's hard to find a place that works. Really sucks. I can't afford to keep feeding her horses. It just knots my stomach up to pull into the driveway because I know what I'm going to find. UGGHHHH...I hate this! I know I'll never see her daughter again if I do this and it's a small town. As much as everyone has helped her and then realized what a mooch she is...it's still a bad thing to do to those kids. They'll take her puppy away and it'll be my fault. What a horrible place to be put in. I tried to talk to her, but she just gets offensive and angry.
Thanks for telling me how bad this is. I know it is...it's just easier to rationalize it away (really hard to do...believe me) and let it go.
Do you think she will get in trouble since I'm feeding and watering her horses because she won't?
Well I feel sorry for you and all those animals. I truly do.
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