From what i have read on another web site, there is more to this story than you all know. Out of over 20 horses only 5 were in poor shape. I wont go into why as there is no excuse. HGS? Home of the naive? And only 5? :no: However, the bigger concern now is the rescue, who did no intake pictures, and turned down offers from other rescues for help. They did intake photos of animals they didn't receive immediately after the seizure. Not all rescues/counties want those made public until there are charges. Just because the general public is nosy and wants all the dirt ASAP doesn't mean they get it. This particular rescue is suspect at best, along with why and how the horses were seized. Rescue didn't seize. Why the horses were seized. A moron missing his head would guess it had something to do with the downed starved horse that was euthanized and a handful more with Aladin feet and bones sticking out. And the owner was suspect too...in multiple past cases. For the naive: when an animal seizure happens, they typically seize ALL animals. Not just the ones anonymous silly people online think should be seized. This rescue repeatedly shows the same 5 horses for shock value and conveniently does not include pictures of the other horses. The other horses just so you all know were in good shape with the feet done. You were there? You know that? Or are you going on the silly conspiracies from HGS? And all rescues show the worst cases. Rescues run on donations. Show photos of decent looking horses and nobody donates.
This rescue now has 100 horses, people did line up to take them and the rescue ignores them. I understand the concern now is, that because the majority of them are well bred mares, the thought is the rescue is using them for breeding. You understand? Again, you were there? And now know their thoughts? Amazing. BTW, every single breeding nightmare that does this to their stock says the exact SAME thing: Most were healthy and worth a ton and great lines and the rescue/authorities just stole them to make MONEY! And it's always always always complete and utter bullshite. The only thing i will say, and i am not excusing the lady at all for the 5 horses, ABSOLUTELY NO EXCUSE, but the seizure was not legal in anyway shape or form. You're the authorities now? You can make exact statements like these as facts...how? And if it wasn;t legal, the authorities there will handle it. Or is the entire legal system in on the conspiracy to steal colored horsies and make millions off of them too? This is just what i have read on another forum, along with court documents that were posted there. I took a peek through the silliness there on HGS too. They know law as well as I know astrophysics. And for the record...I don't know squat about astrophysics. I probably didn;t even spell it correctly.
I did see some pictures of the other horses and they were NOT skin and bone by anyway shape or form. As stated before...starve one to death and let at least 5 more get almost to that point as they hobble around on excrutiatingly painful feet someone couldn't be arsed to run a rasp over and when your animals are siezed, they will take every last one no matter what shape the rest are in. And if they had left the rest there and those went downhill, the same silly people would be upset about that too.
Most people that knew the lady felt the herd should have been split up between all the rescues that wanted to help, as the rescue that has them is crying for hay. Because that is how animals should be handled when seized...they should ask those who knew and/or are friends with the one who killed one and was trying to kill a few more how THOSE people think the animals should be distributed.
ALL rescues "cry" for hay and help when they take in a decent number of animals. Not a single one anywhere can handle a large scale seizure financially without help. None keep an account with an enormous sum in it just in case at some point they get another herd brought in.
Is this rescue the best? Is it wonderful? Who knows...you and I certainly don't know. And the folks on HGS certainly don't either. Sure they definitely could screw up, happens often with rescues. But one thing is for sure...good or bad that rescue is an ENORMOUS improvement over where the horses were.