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post #11 of 28 Old 06-06-2014, 12:39 PM
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I am so sorry that something like this has happened :( I know in NY state if there is water and food(doesn't even have to be in with the animals) Even if the horse looks like it is on its death bed. Really the only way to save them is if they sign them over to a rescue or you or a court order must be issued by the rescue. It really is a horrible situations all because they are livestock.


This is a photo I took the day before we found this horse a sanctuary. She was being starved and was a rack of bones. We contacted all the rescues in the area but because of a 41 horse rescue seize they didn't have room and no one could take her. My friend bought this mare food and convinced her owner to sell her and my friend found her forever home. This was easily a 3 month process and she only made it, we think because my friend bought her grain for the owner to feed her.

After watching my friend do this I realized the best way to kind to win in these situations at time is to actually become friends with your enemy. My friend earned her trust and then was able to slowly come in for the horse without a issue. Although some people are just impossible but I hope you can figure something out for your ol boy Jazz and his current owners can work a deal with you.

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post #12 of 28 Old 06-06-2014, 01:11 PM
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Memorial weekend the lady who bought my first horse, Jazz, came to the campground and I got to see him for the first time in eight months. I was horrified at what I saw!! He is skin and bones, his eyes were "dead" ( no sparkle) and he was covered in ticks....we are talking hundreds! I cried all weekend about this and feel like there is nothing I can do. She said he was a hard keeper which is totally not true. Me and my friend who owned him before me never had an issue with him losing weight. I offered to buy him back but she said no way. I'm haunted that I did an injustice to him by selling him to this woman! Is there anything I can do???
Call Animal Control. Your case against this lady would be much stronger if you had pics of him from 8 months ago. Take them with you if you have the sale photos. A case here had one lady go to jail for a year for letting her horses starve. I saw one horse on CL that is really thin that I'm thinking about calling Animal Control on myself.
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post #13 of 28 Old 06-06-2014, 10:58 PM
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This is a very poignant photograph,
one I could look at/study/think about for a while.

I'm glad you were able to help the mare.

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post #14 of 28 Old 06-06-2014, 11:17 PM
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Ticks seem to know when an animal isn't well and will converge on it. I hope you find it in your heart to call the spca. They love it when they can charge someone with animal cruelty as the donations start pouring in.



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post #15 of 28 Old 08-12-2014, 02:51 PM
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Any updates on this? I'm curious on the turn out of this situation.
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post #16 of 28 Old 08-12-2014, 02:54 PM
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as am I... I would like to know what happened.
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post #17 of 28 Old 08-12-2014, 03:00 PM
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Horses are livestock , which is personal property and a commodity, to be bought sold and traded. Unless you can dangle enough dead presidents in front of her to get her to bite there is nothing you can do. You can't force someone to sell
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post #18 of 28 Old 08-12-2014, 03:45 PM
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When my health failed I gave one of my older horses to a "rescue". The lady had "big plans" for a related business, was building a new barn and had a fancy truck and trailer.

It sounded like a great home. I had looked at a different rescue, and although their horses looked in great condition, the property had trash everywhere. A junk yard.

She sent me an email saying my mare was doing great and had settled in with her pasture mates and was top of the pack.

I contacted her about 1 1/2 years later to see if I could visit. She said she was too busy this month, contact her next month. The next month she sent me an email and said my mare "foundered, was laying down all the time, had pneumonia, and was pts."

Her business did not work out and she was looking to place all her old and crippled horses through facebook.

To make matters worse, I saw an article in the newspaper after this. Apparently she gave her horses to another rescue. That rescue was accused of starving the horses, some horses died and animal control took half the horses from them.

I will never forgive myself for giving up my mare to her... But I thought it would work out. She had a few hundred acres and a new barn built. She looked like she had the money to take care of her (or to hire people to do so).
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post #19 of 28 Old 08-12-2014, 03:52 PM
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It sometimes doesn't matter how much people pay. I sold a 35k 2 year old futurity horse which they turned out in a field of horses to "winter it". No blanket not heated water tank. The horse was dead within 3 months
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post #20 of 28 Old 08-12-2014, 05:50 PM
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When my health failed I gave one of my older horses to a "rescue". The lady had "big plans" for a related business, was building a new barn and had a fancy truck and trailer.

It sounded like a great home. I had looked at a different rescue, and although their horses looked in great condition, the property had trash everywhere. A junk yard.

She sent me an email saying my mare was doing great and had settled in with her pasture mates and was top of the pack.

I contacted her about 1 1/2 years later to see if I could visit. She said she was too busy this month, contact her next month. The next month she sent me an email and said my mare "foundered, was laying down all the time, had pneumonia, and was pts."

Her business did not work out and she was looking to place all her old and crippled horses through facebook.

To make matters worse, I saw an article in the newspaper after this. Apparently she gave her horses to another rescue. That rescue was accused of starving the horses, some horses died and animal control took half the horses from them.

I will never forgive myself for giving up my mare to her... But I thought it would work out. She had a few hundred acres and a new barn built. She looked like she had the money to take care of her (or to hire people to do so).
I'm so sorry this happened..makes me sad.
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