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I don't know if anyone remembers me posting about the horses that lived down the road from me? http://www.horseforum.com/horse-health/i-finally-broke-down-called-animal-43489/

I called animal cruelty and after talking to the guy for about an hour he asked me where I lived and then informed me that they don't have an animal cruelty officer or anything for the county I live in. He told me to call the local police, I did and they never got back to me -- I feel like even if they did they wouldn't know what is cruel or what to look for. Correct me if I'm wrong but they haven't been trained in looking at sick animals, have they?

He has five horses that you can clearly see on four of them that they have no meat on their bones. He has them in a tiny corral made out of wood that he cut down from trees and looks like tied together with baleing twine. They have already been out in the road before and that is very dangerous. Could you imagine if someone was coming over that hill only to see that there is a horse and hits it? and one of them (heaven forbid) dies? They do have hay, it's a huge round bale. Though, it takes up almost all of their room they have. They have no shelter now that their tarp fell down.

He also has cats all over the house, and dogs that always play in the road. NYS law says that animals have to have access to fresh water, food and shelter.


Normally I mind my own business but this has been eating away at me. D;
 

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Have you tried the SPCA?
 

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i think you are doing the right thing. Just keep at the authorities, take some pictures/videos if you havnt already and record any weird things going on- like the horses escaping, dogs in road etc, good luck.
 

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All else fails call the news station in your area and get them involed... TV, Paper whatever it takes
 

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I agree with Iride...
Try calling the SPCA..
I remember the thread and I am surprised no one ever checked on them.!
Any way at all to sneak a picture? Not necessaarliy for us but for the proper organization...
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wow! tennessee is pretty good with keeping animal cruelty down but there is a place down the road from me that has emaciated dogs,cats,and children in it! the house the kids live in is fallin apart.the dogs look like they never ate, and their place is cluttered with junk. i think someone called the animal control because i dont see the dogs anymore and i see the kids every once in a while.
 

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I would say continue to call the police. If they refuse to do anything and it is clear that laws are being broken call a news station. Let the police know you are calling the news station as well. Either they will come out before or after the news breaks at that point. Be sure that you can prove to the news station that laws are being broken and go from there.
 

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Some people just should not own horses... or pets... or even kids. It's really ridiculous that authorities refuse to help you! I'd get local news stations involved. Good luck and keep us posting!
 

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Best way to do it is to nag nag nag until they finally go out and take a look. Tell them if they will do nothing you are going to the news stations to see what they have to say about the whole matter. Make sure to take pictures yourself in case he tries something funny.
 

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speedy da fish, thank-you. I would go and take pictures or something but I don't want to go anywhere near the house for the guy is a registered violent sex offender.

Peggysue, if they don't do something within the next month I will try my hardest to do something.

HalfPass, I've tried but like I said before we don't have one for our county D;

chika1235, That's exactly what this house looks like.

SmoothTrails, That will be the last resort.

kitten_Val, I know right! We live in a tiny town so it's not like their busy with anything else xD

Honeysuga, Agree :)
 

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Call the Dept of Ag in your state, that is who handles ours here in IL
 

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I called today and they bounced me around to so many different people. The only thing I can do according to them is have a cop dispatched to my house so I can file a complaint. I called the local animal control officer but they don't deal with horses.

I'll try that Peggysue.
 

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FINALLY! A trooper is going to do a "drive by" and see what he thinks and he will go from there. I talked to so many people including NYSHC - Humane and hopefully something will finally be done.
 

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Good Job now stay on them!!!
 

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Good Job now stay on them!!!
I wasted my whole half of my day being transferred from place to place, call to call. Oh well, they don't have a voice so we have to be theirs. I told the Trooper to keep me updated so I hope he will call me back. He said unfortunately NYS law for horses is a very grey area. D;
 

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I got a call back from the trooper and he said "I can see where you're coming from, they are underweight and don't have enough room. Unfortunately we can't do anything about it because they had just the minimum of what it takes to keep up livestock."

I'm so PO that it takes a horse to be pretty much dead to do anything, and even then they probably wouldn't.
 

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I got a call back from the trooper and he said "I can see where you're coming from, they are underweight and don't have enough room. Unfortunately we can't do anything about it because they had just the minimum of what it takes to keep up livestock."

I'm so PO that it takes a horse to be pretty much dead to do anything, and even then they probably wouldn't.
Well, this sounds like last resort, but... You may try to contact Fugly (Fugly Horse of the Day). I know not everyone likes this blog, but it's read by LOTS of people. If your story will be there it'll make people to call the authorities and news and you won't be just by yourself.
 

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I can't believe that there is NO animal control in your area! :-( What do they do if some large animal from the wild needs removed from a property?

I would try calling the Humane Society or ASPCA at the national level and explain what's going on, what you've done, and that no one is helping. If that doesn't work, I'd do what someone else mentioned and call the local TV station.
 

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^^ Agreed. If your local joes can't/wont do anything, go over their heads, to the state or national level if need be. Get someone to take a look and take it seriously, if you think these guys are really that bad off.

kitten Val - hahaha I LOVE FHotD! Some people can't handle a straight shooter, but I think she's great!
 
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