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Craigslist pony in shocking condition near Knoxville, Tennessee

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  • #21
    If no one can take it personally, how about just seeing if there's a reputable rescue in the area, buying the poor thing and dropping it off at the rescue? I'm in for a dribble too.
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    • #22
      I am in for some rescue cash too...gosh I hope someone close can help!!! We feel so helpless being so far away.


      • #23
        I can help with a dribble too (although I'm going to have to stop visiting these threads, it's starting to add up!)
        I hope that someone nearby can help the poor little thing.


        • #24
          Sent her a txt because we both live in the boonies and actually talking on the phone is a novel concept. It's been a few hours so i'm going to leave the house in hopes that she's txted me back and I just haven't gotten it. I've also contacted a friend with a trailer to see if she's available. I have not talked to the pony owner yet because I have no solid plans. If I get a yes from possible home i'll give you my paypal account if she doesn't have one to collect dribbles for the purchase, vet, and fuel and take lots of pictures and updates so everyone will be able to follow her progress. *fingers crossed*
          Saddle Tree Acres


          • #25
            Also let potential trailer friend know to spread word incase home A falls through.
            Saddle Tree Acres


            • #26
              Even a temporary home in this type situation is better than nothing. Heck, owners like this might just go shoot the lil critter...you never know. I'd go ahead and call the owners and 1) make sure the pony's still available (and alive)
              and 2) go ahead and find out when owner or someone's available to go see and pickup pony and just tell them you're working on the details on your end.

              thank you Stush for organizing this, bless you.
              "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin


              • #27
                That pony is so cute. Just think when it's fat (ponies are such easy keepers) and cleaned up! Someone needs it.

                And my 2 horses will send some money even though they've just ordered a case of crossapol due to the flooded pastures here. Hoof issues galore! But we'll help out with saving the pony.


                • #28
                  I'm in middle TN and have lots of experience in malnurished horses. If someone can help with the transport here I will be happy to take in the little fella. Who knows, may turn out to be a great pony for my son . I have been looking for my next project..........
                  To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.


                  • #29
                    Equislover, Maybe you want to PM Stushica and co-ordinate with her. There are lots of COTHers here waiting to help w/ some dribbles for vet, farrier, trailering, etc.
                    "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin


                    • #30
                      My heart just broke. If I had space, I would take her in a heartbeat. Please tell me someone is going to save this little pony's life!


                      • #31
                        I will send a PM right now. Will be better as I will have to sign off for a bit and emails would trigger me to look........ fingers crossed it works out!
                        To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.


                        • #32
                          Stushica can't help with transport. Anyone else in the Knoxville area that could help with transport? Even if it is just getting the pony to the Cookeville area I could take it from there...........
                          To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.


                          • #33
                            I can paypal some money to anyone who transports, for gas and expenses.


                            • #34
                              I just called and spoke with the "owner". She is going to see if I can hire her cousin to make the drive. If so would appreciate help from anyone willing (:
                              To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.


                              • #35
                                Update: no luck on the relative providing transport. Sigh.
                                To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.


                                • #36
                                  I can help with a little $$ to get her transported.


                                  • #37
                                    Poor thing is so small and emaciated she could probably ride in the back of a minivan.. Jingles for old girl!
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                                    • #38
                                      Equislover, Maybe you could call around for trailering.. feed store, vet, other horse farms/owners, trainers. farmers w/ cows.
                                      "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin


                                      • #39
                                        Equislover, you have a pm from me.


                                        • #40
                                          Equislover, you also have a PM from me.
                                          "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin