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Emaciated CL Horse (Tennessee), UPDATE: Rescued!! (pg. 8)

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  • Emaciated CL Horse (Tennessee), UPDATE: Rescued!! (pg. 8)

    Came across this poor guy on Craigslist. I know most COTH people aren't into gaited horses but thought it'd be worth a try. Anyone here think they can help this guy out or know someone who could?


    Last edited by FleabittenGray; May. 21, 2013, 06:59 PM. Reason: Updated title

  • #2
    Of course the poor guy is calm, he's too hungry to be naughty! Hope someone gives him an upgrade.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by amastrike View Post
      Of course the poor guy is calm, he's too hungry to be naughty! Hope someone gives him an upgrade.
      not for 800....



      • #4
        $800? What crack is the seller smoking? Poor guy. I wonder if I could send the link to the local PD?



        • #5
          If anybody's in a position to take him, I can kick in a dribble...
          "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


          • #6
            Originally posted by StGermain View Post
            $800? What crack is the seller smoking? Poor guy. I wonder if I could send the link to the local PD?

            Police won't do anything if there is food, water & shelter available (and "shelter" could be a stand of trees). I doubt animal control would either. Plus, reporting the owner to any authorities would probably only result in the ad being taken down, and no hope of any help for that poor (and very sweet-looking) horse.

            As for the $800, maybe the owner was advised to ask a price that wouldn't attract to slaughter market buyers.
            Equus Keepus Brokus


            • #7
              Originally posted by War Admiral View Post
              If anybody's in a position to take him, I can kick in a dribble...
              I'm in for a dribble, too.
              Equus Keepus Brokus


              • #8
                Me too, War Admiral.

                They will go down on the price. Remember when, oh rats, I forget the Cother's name in NC, found the skinny horse and we contributed and the guy sold the horse for 100$ or something like that? Once you show up with a hundred or so dollars, the guy will sell him.

                If anyone can take him, I'll help pay for him.l
                OK guy's number is on there. Someone get hold of him and PM me for paypal donation.
                Last edited by cloudyandcallie; May. 20, 2013, 08:21 PM.


                • #9
                  I've forwarded the link on to my friend in that part of the world who does TWH rescue; let's hope she knows somebody nearby who can get him out of there!

                  Thanks for posting!


                  • #10
                    Will help with dribble+ if someone can get him...


                    • #11
                      Awful. Somebody needs to contact the guy and get an address so the authorities can be called, before the ad gets taken down. That would be a really really hard case to turn away from because he has hay and water, he is in horrendous shape. And nobody is going to buy him for $800, he needs to get out of there ASAP before it's too late :-(


                      • #12
                        I saw that someone on the FiSH forum has left a message on the seller's phone # to get an address with the intent to give it to AC.


                        • #13
                          I have a temporary place for him in Jacksonville, Florida if we can get him here. I can also contribute a very modest dribble.

                          We are experienced in re-feeding and can find him a good home once he's healthy. And, I have a huge soft spot for a nice walking horse.


                          • #14
                            Do you think it's safe to transport him that far? It would be awesome if you could take him in though....
                            "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


                            • #15
                              I will take him in Massachusetts also if he can ride this far. I'd keep him. Poor thing. People disgust me sometimes.

                              Is there someone who thinks they can convince this guy to sell the horse for $100?

                              I fear I would blow my top. And I wonder if it would be difficult to get a shipper to agree to ship him a distance.


                              • #16
                                OK, so now what we need is somebody local to him to be the point of contact - preferably someone who is a good negotiator b/c I don't mind admitting I'll flip and wring the owner's throat, so I am NOT a candidate!

                                Anyone around Nashville? Preferably with a truck and trailer who can keep him for a few nights until we figure out how to get him on his way?
                                "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


                                • #17
                                  We've shipped hungry horses from Ocala to Jax, about two hours. If we had a good shipper who knows how to take it easy, he would likely do ok. He'd need a health cert and coggins though.


                                  • #18
                                    Ahhh crap, good point, I forgot about that. So we also need recommendations for a Nashville vet.
                                    "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


                                    • #19
                                      sketcher and arrows endure, I can help with $. I'm sending both of you a PM. I can paypal to help with either purchase or transport $.

                                      I think it cost my former BO (well it cost the company her husband used to work for) about 250 for each of her horses she had shipped from outside of Savannah GA to outside of Memphis Tenn. So the cost to Jax would be a little more. Don't know shipping cost to MA.

                                      And if someone has the guy's #, I'll call him. Best if someone local goes and talks to him, but if necessary, I can call him. I forget if his phone # is on the ad. OK phone # in ad. If anyone near there can go negotiate with the guy, maybe we can get him for $100 or so. Before he starves. He's probably got a worm load that is dangerous for first worming. PM me if anyone can get him and I'll paypal.


                                      • #20
                                        Someone local, please contact AC immediately.
                                        “Pray, hope, and don't worry.”

                                        St. Padre Pio