Friday, May 01, 2009
These are a few of the horses seized from the Three Strikes Rescue Ranch.
How could someone who pledged to care for these once-wild horses neglect them so? They starved and died of dehydration. These things don't happen overnight, but their rescue happened as fast as humanly possible. Here's how:
>On Tuesday, the Humane Society of the U.S. received an urgent call from Habitat for Horses, one of the nation’s largest equine rescue organizations
>12 hours later, HSUS' team of equine experts rushed to Alliance, Neb.
>Once there, the HSUS secured horse trailers, medical supplies, food, and sheltering supplies to care for emaciated, hollow-eyed mustangs so weak, some could not make their way to the bales of hay.
> The fragile mustangs were sharing their pasture with 60 carcasses of horses who had likely starved to death.
>The 200 surviving animals were moved to a temporary home at the local fairgrounds.Emergency Services' Scotlund Haisley feeds a rescued mustang
I'm so glad these horses have been rescued. This time for real.
I hope those who saved the remaining horses -- the animal rights attorneys, the lobbyists, and activists -- inspire you to acts of kindness. If you've never thought of studying for those jobs, start now!
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Terri Farley @ 6:46 PM
those poor beautiful animals. How could anyone do that? I'm glad that they're safe now. I really like the piebald in the bottom picture.