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Craigslist pony in shocking condition near Knoxville, Tennessee

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  • Craigslist pony in shocking condition near Knoxville, Tennessee

    I know craigslist is a unending source of animals that are in trouble, and god knows that we've seen some of the worst cases here lately, but the photos of this pony really shocked me. Here's the text ad and link to photos:

    CL knoxville all for sale / wanted farm & garden - by owner
    Reply to: see below flag [?] : miscategorized prohibited spam best of Posted: 2013-07-16, 2:12PM EDT
    Honey the pony - $125 (Lake city)

    I have a pony,that I can longer give her the time that she loves and deserves. She rides well and is really sweet. She needs a good loving home. You can contact me at (865)2976580 or(865)3064076

    Location: Lake city
    it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
    Posting ID: 3939759363 Posted: 2013-07-16, 2:12PM EDT email to a friend


    Can you imagine what she looks like underneath that saddle? I can, unfortunately, imagine this and it is really, really bad...

    Unfortunately, I'm quite far away and in not at all in a position to take on a pony myself right now, anyway, due a recently reduced income and some huge vet bills incurred recently, and the promise of having to spend much more in the near future, just to take care of what animals I have right now. However, I am good for a small amount towards her purchase price or vet expenses for anyone that can help her!
    Last edited by freshman; Jul. 16, 2013, 05:00 PM. Reason: link to photos

  • #2
    Your link isn't a link.
    McDowell Racing Stables

    Home Away From Home


    • #3
      Still don't have it right.


      ETA: There ya go.

      That pony looks awful
      It's a small world -- unless you gotta walk home.


      • #4
        That IS shocking. Hope someone helps her out...keep us posted, peeps!
        America dialed 911. Donald Trump answered the phone.

        Stop pumping money into colleges and start getting ready to earn money in the projected tradesman shortage of 2024. Make Trades Great Again!


        • #5
          Cross posting to a lady who may be able to help
          Saddle Tree Acres


          • #6
            Oh no.

            I hope someone picks up the pony and that people don't contact the sellers to berate them. That NEVER helps the pony get to a better home.


            • #7
              Poor little walking skeleton. Hope someone nearby can help.
              "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin


              • #8
                If someone can provide transportation and a good home, I can send a few dollars...


                • #9
                  Me too, $$$
                  "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin


                  • #10
                    I'm in too for paypalling. And I agree, do not call and yell at the owner. It only serves to make people hostile and angry and not cooperate in saving pony.

                    With that coat and mane, that pony should be very cute when it's taken care of.


                    • #11
                      I'm in for a dribble. The saddle doesn't even begin to camouflage how thin that pony is does it?
                      "Those who know the least often know it the loudest."


                      • #12
                        I will also contribute.


                        • #13
                          Oh god, that is absolutely hideous. It almost makes me more angry when a pony looks like that because most of them will get fat even looking at grass. I am completely broke right now but I may be able to help out with a dribble at the end of the month when I get my first paycheck from my new job... Won't help with getting her and transporting her but maybe it can help with the rehab.


                          • #14
                            “Pray, hope, and don't worry.”

                            St. Padre Pio


                            • #15
                              Oh my God. Poor thing. Well, we saved the one in Kansas -- I'm in for some money if someone can go get her! Are there any COTHers in TN who need a pony?


                              • #16
                                I'm in for $20 if someone steps up to take her.
                                Proud Social Justice Warrior of the Trigglypuff Army. #NastyWomenGetSh*tDone


                                • #17
                                  Well I talked to the girl and she said she feels absolutely terrible for her but that her husband may or may not be able to keep his national guard station in TN so at most she can only promise a home for a few weeks. We're about an hour and a half away and could possibly provide a temporary situation but that would be all

                                  I do have one other person who keeps her two horses on the same farm that might be interested as she just took two "free" horses (one lame and one greener than grass) and would like a pony for her son eventually, I don't think she was wanting to add to the vet bills on the other two but might be willing anyway. They have the finances and space but no real horse knowledge but are learning quickly and have original girl I posted about, and myself/ the vet/ and the farrier to hep her out.

                                  Makes me so sad give her a blaze and she's a mini version of my horse Honey
                                  Saddle Tree Acres


                                  • #18
                                    Good work, Stushica! Sometimes it takes a village.... Looks like the poor things needs to get outta that situation as soon as possible.

                                    Keep us updated and if they want/need some help w/ details.
                                    thank you for trying to help.
                                    "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin


                                    • #19
                                      I'm also in for $$$ if someone can help this little darling out
                                      Boyle Heights Kid 1998 16.1h OTTB Dark Bay Gelding
                                      Tinner's Way x Sculpture by Hail to Reason
                                      "Once you go off track, you never go back!"


                                      • #20
                                        What is the status on this pony?