April 5, 2015 at 8:38 pmKenzmmm Original PosterTopics Started: 2Replies Posted: 7
How do you report someone to the ASPCA? Theres someone that needs to be reported for all theyve done to horses.April 5, 2015 at 9:09 pmMapaleTopics Started: 4Replies Posted: 421
Call your county sheriff. It will depend on how tough his stance is on animal cruelty. We called and called on one of our neighbors. When her cows started getting out on the road and causing accidents they finally investigated and took all of her poor mistreated animals. Be persistent.
Alois Podhajsky: “When I hear somebody talk about a horse being stupid, I figure it’s a sure sign that animal has outfoxed them. ...April 5, 2015 at 9:40 pmKenzmmm Original PosterTopics Started: 2Replies Posted: 7
We this guy is a heck of a lot worse, he does things to helpless horses when the defiantly dont deserve it.April 5, 2015 at 10:15 pmMapaleTopics Started: 4Replies Posted: 421
I called because my neighbor’s horses were sacks of bones. She claimed they were just “old”. She never dewormed, they were starving and eventually starved to death. It was horrible. Our sheriff just wouldn’t take the trouble to do much – known for not being responsive to animal cruelty cases. Maybe you will be more fortunate. Our situation was very frustrating, good on you for taking the initiative to help them. I hope you can make a difference.
Alois Podhajsky: “When I hear somebody talk about a horse being stupid, I figure it’s a sure sign that animal has outfoxed them. ...April 6, 2015 at 6:39 ampheetsTopics Started: 5Replies Posted: 477
Pictures without trespassing, document all that you see, not what you think. Call the local Sheriff AND the SPCA tho your local constabulary might have its own Animal Control unit, start there. If not, definitely call SPCA. Have facts to offer before you call (pics are a fab way to back yourself up but DO NOT TRESPASS!!), don’t let up. IF you feel more needs to be done, there is always the local news…
DOCUMENT all that you SEE. Take care to leave what you THINK out of it, for now. Unfortunately, there is a wide line between what one sees as abuse and how another sees the same situation. We, the private sectour, can wreak havoc on any given situation with no restraint, the local officials are a little more regulated and have to follow a specific protocol and work within due process (granted, not always in the animals’ best interest, time-wise). The process takes time so be polite but be persistent.
Sure there's right and wrong but mostly there's just a whole lotta different.April 6, 2015 at 1:34 pmpheetsTopics Started: 5Replies Posted: 477
Date everything, too.
I also hope you can make a difference. Thank you, on behalf of all those that need help and a voice.
Sure there's right and wrong but mostly there's just a whole lotta different.April 6, 2015 at 3:59 pmJoan FryTopics Started: 11Replies Posted: 324
We had next door neighbors doing the same thing–starving their horses. Look up in the phone book and see if you have Animal Control. (Or Google “Animal Control” and your state and county.) You’ve gotten great advice so far. Yes–take lots of photos, but do not trespass on the owners’ property to get them. Date them. I had Animal Control out here about eight times before I realized they did not have anyplace to put horses and thus could not take them. That has since changed. (I ended up rescuing both horses and found homes for them both.) If you don’t get any satisfaction, here’s a link to the Animal Legal Defense Fund. A friend in New Jersey lived next door to an animal hoarder, and the situation was horrible–animals died every day. The anti-cruelty laws are antiquated and did not cover the situation so the hoarder was never prosecuted. My friend said the best help she got was as a result of contacting this group. http://aldf.org/ Good for you for caring, and good luck to you!April 14, 2015 at 9:06 pmNinaJDTopics Started: 8Replies Posted: 139
I hope things work out for the horses.
I reported someone to the humane society here once.
i was made to feel like i was the criminal. The officer had the balls to tell me that horses didn’t get thrush from standing in muddy, shitty pens.
and that a 5 on the weight scale was OBESE! and that milk cows should always show their hips/ribs and baby cows should always have distended stomachs.
oh and the best one, moldy hay won’t hurt a horse, they’ll pick through it.
but again i hope your city/town is better than ours.
like everyone else has said, take photos, document any and everything you can. and i would contact multiple places. there are a lot of groups out there that will step up and help out as well.
"Take the time it takes, so that it takes less time."
"Expect a lot, accept a little, reward often."
Pat ParelliApril 15, 2015 at 3:24 amJoe-JoeTopics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205
All the above advice is excellent, but I would first find out what agency is responsible for attending to such cases. That can vary from place to place, and you don’t want to lose time going to someone who does not have the authority to act.
It is never the horse's fault
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