Doing business with JILL BURNELL? BEWARE.
Jill Burnell is my sister-in-law, andI recently had the unfortunate task of entering Jill's home to move her 80 year old parents out of her house, into ours. I have to say, I was horrified. It was a classic case of "hoarding"and quite frankly, elder abuse.
My reasons for posting this are as follows. I know that you love your horses, and have a huge investment in them. I also know that many of you purchase semen from her. I have included a link to photos I took in her house, and of the "lab" where she prepares the semen product to send out to you.
My understanding is that anything that goes into your horses bodies should be prepared in a clean enviroment, if not a STERILE enviroment. You will see the area is cluttered with rotting food, dirty household items, and dog feces. There isn't a clear place to step in the house where there isn't a pile of garbage or feces. This is where she has been preparing the product for you to inseminate your beloved horses. Apparently, she has been raising chickens to sell as well, and had them in a bathroom not 20 or 25 feet from the "lab". The bathtub had DEAD chickens in it. It just added to the horrible smell of the house, as well as potential for disease.
She let the property forclose (no loss to her, as her parents sold THEIR home to get this one with Jill) and has another property now. There are NO barns, and NO shelters of any kind for the horses. I have seen first hand how she "takes care" of these poor horses. In the winter, they are left to stand in the rain and frost and heavy winds with no protection whatsoever. Animal control has been to her place many times because of complaints by neighbors.
This woman has no compassion for animals, no scruples, and no conscience. I only hope she hasn't sickened any of your horses thus far. As soon as I can, I will post photos of her new property.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.