You guys are awesome! I posted this on another site and was attacked. What we know now, is the adopter, who had to go through a very strict application process, vet, farrier, personal and professional references, which all came back great, then a face to face meeting and to evaluate whether the adopter was capable/knowledgable to care for a horse, then signed the contract in the presence of a notary, adopted the mare in September, 2013. As per the contract, 3 month pictures are to be provided to the rescue. The adopter sent older pictures of the mare. When pressed for newer pictures, she sent pictures of a different horse. Rescue then went to adopters home to discuss what was going on. She finally admitted that she sold the mare on craigslist to a man for $300. If she would have contacted the rescue, they would have given her the adoption fee back! However, the man that bought her, then sold her to another man who took her to auction in Pennsylvania. There is a police report and attorneys on the case. However, the newest owner (poor mare) said he would provide her to the rescue for $3500. Now that the attorney has talked to him he is stalling about giving information. The rescue just wants to get Moon back to safety. I don't think she will ever leave the rescue again.