• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Serenity Horse Rescue - Dayton OH area - UPDATE to UPDATE

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #21
    As usual, authorities see nothing wrong with the horses.

    http://tdn-net.com/main.asp?Search=1...tionID=364&S=1
    ************************
    \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"

    Comment


    • #22
      Sickening

      Things have been a mess for quite some time. It began in 2006, and started out on the wrong foot, and has escalated from there. I know this person very well, volunteered at this rescue for a long time, and watched a lot of really awful things go on. The old property was in great shape when she moved in. But a refusal to care for the property itself ran down the property quickly. What has happened recently is yes, there was an investigation, yes, the president and 2 of her children were found to be living in a contractors trailer she had hauled in with no running water. That building was condemned. Horses are starving, escaping looking for food and wandering on a busy highway. There were also something to the tune of 7 dogs, including at least 3 large breed dogs that attack the horses (there are witnesses to this fact) in the trailer as well. there were 50+ horses at the old facility. Many have died. There are something like 15-20 buried at the old property in just a very short 2-3 year lease. there are three buried in a shallow grave at the current property, one has been dug up and eaten on. 2 mares were shot and left out for more than 2 weeks in a marsh that belongs to the neighbor. They were finally buried when the dept of ag bent their own standards and made her bury them after they had laid out way longer than the statues allow for. another was shot, left for scavengers for days, then burned with a matress and motor oil. Needless to say, most of the body is still laying in the pasture with those still alive. Laws are so lax in Ohio, all they have to see if a bale of hay and a bag of grain on the property somewhere, and officials walk away . I am not against shooting a horse who is in pain and the vet can't get there quickly, but when the shot goes off, and blows the jaw open, and they have to chase the horse down to shoot it again, i have an issue with that. It is disgusting. The LCO in the area hasnt been of much help either. we have begged for a true investigation, a vet has offered her services, i believe free of charge, to build a case, and still nothing. its sickening and sad. and this is just a short list. Please visit Hopeless Horses on facebook. You will know it is the right page if the profile pic is a thin black mare with a nearly bald face. The photos are very disturbing, but these animals have no voice, and we must rally and speak for them! there are multiple numbers and emails for everyone to voice their concerns on the page. If anyone has more info, or more ideas than what has already been tried, please let me know!

      Comment


      • #23
        With all that going on for so long, can't you get any local TV station involved?

        Comment


        • #24
          Originally posted by Bluey View Post
          With all that going on for so long, can't you get any local TV station involved?
          Three new stations showed up last week, of course the one who shot video, only showed the healthy horses, the ones she just got in.

          You may want to check out the Hopeless Horses FB page, it's open to the public.
          ************************
          \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"

          Comment


          • #25
            How incredibly awful it must be to live right next door and can't do a thing. I'd want to cut the fence and set them all "free" aka load them up and send them to homes.

            Comment


            • #26
              Well well well can't say I'm surprised, not only that this lady has done what she's done but also the reaction from Warren Co. Never had personal dealings with this woman myself but I know people who have and no one has had a good thing to say about her.

              And Warren County is pathetic when it comes to matters of animal welfare. Myself and several friends went round and round with them for over five years about a man starving his horses. We handed them video and photo evidence on a monthly basis, hounded the police, alerted them to dead horses, had a vet willing to cooperate with them after the man allowed us to take two horses from the property to rehab (so emaciated I was afraid to haul them, literally nothing but sacks of bones). Had an employee of the man who was willing to make a statement against him after he witnessed the owner drag a horse with a broken back with a backhoe, shoot it and bury it alive because he was so sickened by what he saw, AC said too bad nothing we can do because the horse was buried on private property (WTF?) The stock reply was "...there is food and water at the barn..." Horses in manure a foot deep, "...he's been told to clean the stalls..." No, Warren County couldn't give a rat's behind when it comes to livestock. The man finally let myself and a few friends come take the last of the horses after most of them had died off because (big shocker) "they ain't worth nothing". I've got five years of horror stories about that one place, and seen some bad behavior on the county's end when another local rescue went down the tubes (starved 50 or so PMU foals) too.

              This was all one township over from Serenity, no doubt same people involved on the county's end. It sickens me but I've no doubt in my mind Warren Co won't do a damn thing about it. What Cysco says is true, a sack of grain and a bale of hay on the property gives abusers a free pass to starve their horses especially in this county, I've seen it firsthand. Media around here is a bunch of wussies, won't report on it till charges are filed no matter how many pictures or videos you send them I've seen that firsthand too. Chalk it up to me being plenty bitter about my own experience here in Warren Co if you want but I've got no hope whatsoever that the county will step in.

              Cysco I can give you the names/numbers of the people with the county I had contact with during my ordeal for what good it would do, they sure didn't lift a finger in the situation I was involved in.

              Comment


              • #27
                GaitedGloryRider, the rescue in question is in Miami County. I have no knowledge of how they (Miami County Sheriff and Miami County Humane Society) will proceed.

                However, if anyone here feels strongly enough about the matter, you may act to seize the animals yourself in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code section 1717.13:
                1717.13 ANY PERSON MAY PROTECT ANIMAL
                When, in order to protect any animal from neglect, it is necessary to take possession of it, any person may do so. When an animal is impounded or confined, and continues without necessary food, water, or proper attention for more than fifteen successive hours, any person may, as often as is necessary, enter any place in which the animal is impounded or confined and supply it with necessary food, water, and attention, so long as it remains there, or, if necessary or convenient, he may remove such animal; and he shall not be liable to an action for such entry. In all cases the owner or custodian of such animal, if known to such person, immediately shall be notified by him of such action. If the owner or custodian is unknown to such person, and cannot with reasonable effort be ascertained by him, such animal shall be considered an estray and dealt with as such.

                Comment


                • #28
                  That's enlightening Cab. Do they differentiate between "livestock" and "animal" in Ohio, ie would horses somehow not qualify?
                  Courageous Weenie Eventer Wannabe
                  Incredible Invisible

                  Comment


                  • #29
                    Horses are considered livestock in Ohio.

                    And yes, she is now in Miami County. Not that it makes a difference, since it appears the mindset of these authorities is the same as in the county she was in before.
                    ************************
                    \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"

                    Comment


                    • #30
                      Originally posted by ReSomething View Post
                      That's enlightening Cab. Do they differentiate between "livestock" and "animal" in Ohio, ie would horses somehow not qualify?
                      When it comes to animal cruelty, there is no difference between domestic animals and livestock according to the definition in ORC 1717.01(A),

                      At least that's how this layman reads it and understands it.

                      Comment


                      • #31
                        Looking at the OH statutes I found these, not that it has to do with the current situation, but I am going to go out on a limb and say that Ohio has not left the dark ages just yet:




                        959.14 HORSE TAILS

                        No owner or person having the custody, control, or possession of a horse, mare, gelding, foal, or filly, nor an agent or employee of such owner or custodian, shall cut off or cause to be cut off or amputated the skin, flesh, muscles, bone, or integuments of the dock or tail thereof, in order to shorten its natural length or proportions; nor shall any such owner, person, or the agent or employee of either pull out the hairs of the foretop, mane, or withers thereof. This section does not prohibit the cutting or amputation of the dock or tail of a horse, mare, gelding, foal, or filly when necessary because of accident, malformation, or disease affecting such dock or tail.

                        (1953 H 1, eff. 10-1-53; GC 13377)


                        959.19 PROHIBITION AGAINST SERVICING MARE IN PUBLIC STREET

                        No owner of a stallion or jack or the agent of such owner, shall permit it to serve a mare within thirty feet of a public street or alley in a municipal corporation.

                        (1953 H 1, eff. 10-1-53; GC 13414)
                        ************************
                        \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"

                        Comment


                        • #32
                          Originally posted by luvmytbs View Post
                          Looking at the OH statutes I found these, not that it has to do with the current situation, but I am going to go out on a limb and say that Ohio has not left the dark ages just yet:
                          You do realize that the statutes in ALL 50 states are chock full of old, archaic laws that have never been repealed. Right?

                          Comment


                          • #33
                            Originally posted by caballero View Post
                            You do realize that the statutes in ALL 50 states are chock full of old, archaic laws that have never been repealed. Right?
                            Yes I am, but I still have to go OMG over some of them. LOL.

                            Though it wouldn't be all that difficult to get some of those more up to speed and amend them to reflect the right century.
                            Last edited by luvmytbs; Feb. 17, 2013, 02:28 PM.
                            ************************
                            \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"

                            Comment


                            • #34
                              Yes! Finally!

                              I does help to push and shove the authorities (in a professional manner of course):

                              http://www.whiotv.com/news/news/crim...-rescue/nWYSH/
                              ************************
                              \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"

                              Comment


                              • #35
                                Good for everyone who worked on this. What is going on in Miami Co.? There was just a huge dog seizure last month.

                                Comment

                                • Original Poster

                                  #36
                                  Info for donations

                                  The Ohio SPCA is taking donations to help these horses:

                                  www.ohiospca.org

                                  I'm sure any help would be much appreciated!

                                  They have a FB page as well - Ohio SPCA - if you would like more information.

                                  Comment


                                  • #37
                                    Latest updates:

                                    http://www.whiotv.com/videos/news/mi...e-filed/vsGsG/
                                    ************************
                                    \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"

                                    Comment


                                    • #38
                                      Assurance of Discontinuance:

                                      https://ohioattorneygeneral.gov/File...rse-Rescue-AOD
                                      ************************
                                      \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"

                                      Comment


                                      • #39
                                        http://www.ratemyhorsepro.com/news/s...ookieSupport=1

                                        Shula Woodworth Rejects Plea in Animal Cruelty Case

                                        by RMHP Staff,

                                        The former director of Serenity Horse Rescue in Ohio was scheduled to enter a plea of guilty Wednesday to animal cruelty charges, but it didn't happen. The criminal case has been reset for a jury trial after Shula Woodworth decided she didn't want to enter a plea.

                                        Woodworth faces five charges of cruelty to animals for allegedly abusing the animals she rescued. She previously pleaded not guilty.

                                        After months of investigating, officials seized more than 100 animals from the Miami County property in February 2013. Included were 21 horses, rabbits, dogs, swine, alpacas, chickens, and a calf.

                                        For six horses it was too late. Their bodies were found littering the grounds or in shallow graves. It isn't know what caused their deaths.

                                        Miami County Humane Society Officer Sharon Karns tells Rate My Horse PRO the seized horses remain in the county's control since they are evidence. Fosters care for the remaining 19 equines. Three horses were euthanized in recent months, according to Karns, at the recommendation of their veterinarian.

                                        The remaining horses she says, "are doing very well."

                                        The Ohio SPCA reportedly took ownership of the remaining animals.

                                        Serenity Horse Rescue, founded in 2007, has closed its doors. Woodworth must redistribute the charity's assets, according to an agreement with the state's attorney general. The contract also prohibits Woodworth from serving any Ohio charity or soliciting donations in the future.

                                        If Woodworth is found guilty of animal cruelty, the maximum penalty she faces for each second degree misdemeanor charge is a jail sentence of 180 days and a $750.00 fine. A trial date has not been scheduled.
                                        ************************
                                        \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"

                                        Comment


                                        • #40
                                          I'm happy that she's finally been brought to justice. Hopefully justice will be done.

                                          I'm sickened and saddened that it took so long.
                                          Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                                          Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                                          -Rudyard Kipling

                                          Comment

                                          Working...
                                          X