Discussion in 'Horse Rescue / Adoption' started by Whoa, Oct 2, 2016.
Of course most of those 20 are heavy in foal mares... of course...
1) 21 horses - one couldn't be separated from the others
2) 898 horses - not 810. State vet admitted to a miscount.
“Rescue hoarding” cases horrify Iowa
I have to give Nash credit, she has really moved these horses to new homes, even some to Alaska and some to Hawaii.
Keep in mind the 21 they keep will soon be more with the mares foaling. There is a limit put on how many but I don't remember if it's 60 maybe?
"“The settlement,” wrote Tupper, “prohibits the society from allowing its 20-horse herd to grow beyond 40 horses during the next five years and says the horses will be seized if that happens."
Remaining horses are being transported to CO to a holding facility where the stallions will be gelded and they will be vaccinated and get hooves trimmed.
The numbers just get worse and worse re: ISPMB.
Update: Status on Massive Former Wild Horse and Burro SD Rescue
"It has been a long and difficult journey for the 907 horses that the State Attorneys in South Dakota found to be suffering from serious neglect last October. "
Well, it's official. This is now the largest horse seizure in US history and it involved a rescue that lost sight of its mission.
"Thank you, RT. We want so badly to find a home for every horse, but without the funds to keep the horses fed, the facility fees covered, and the crew feeding and watering, we may run out of options."
So someone is practical enough to admit that euthanasia (or maybe shooting them?) is on the table.
I do hope that if someone is interested in them in some capacity, they contact Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary Alliance.
Oh - ISPMB finally got around to filing their 990 for 2015.
Here's 2014 too.
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