This kind of thing just twists my guts into knots.
I’m not sure how to help other than to pass on the word…
AUCTION CATALOG: CLICK HERE
THE GOOD NEWS
The good news is that 40 of these little guys are going to be rescued for sure by a group of rescuers headed by Equamore Foundation. They have offered to take the 40 least adoptable horses.
Anna, who heads Equamore, says that several babies have been born since the seizure so there are actually more than 177 up for auction.
Also, I’ve been told that 300 people have said they would show up to the sale.
I kinda doubt they will all show but crossing fingers that they will.
*My offer: If you are a reputable 501 Equine Rescue in Oregon and can go to the auction, bid, transport, house and eventually adopt out several of these horses, please contact me. The HORSE AND MAN GROUP will fund raise – if criteria is met and we have a secure method to help.
THE BAD NEWS
The bad news is that these little horses are being sold at auction where the bidders are not vetted. Some of these horse have brand new babies at their sides… I have no idea how many bidders will show and how many trailers will be there to haul away – and I don’t know anything about remote bidding or if there are temporary boarding facilities for those who cannot attend but wish to participate.
THE FLYER WITH PERTINENT INFO
As many of you know, on Sept. 14th over two hundred animals were seized in Cave Junction from an animal hoarder. Among these were 177 Miniature horses. On Saturday, Dec. 8th, all 177 of these “Mini’s” will he sold at public auction. The auction will be held at 10:00 am at the Josephine County Fairgrounds. The county will be offering a “Preview” on Dec. 7th from 1 – 4 at the fairgrounds. More information about the auction and the horses being sold will be put on the internet site of Wayne Liska, who will be conducting the auction www.liska-auctioneers.com. All buyers will need to bring halters and lead ropes.
Equamore Foundation and other Oregon/California rescue organizations are concerned that some, if not many, of these horses will be purchased by people who may not realize that they are, indeed, horses and need virtually the same care as their larger counterparts: training, room to run, hoof care, and the companionship of others of their kind.
Anna Clay, one of our volunteers, is spearheading our efforts to make sure these mini horses go to loving owners who understand their needs. If you are a horse lover and have a place to keep a Miniature, please consider adopting one or more of these tiny equids.
If you have questions, please contact
at 541-890-1274 or
email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not have a horse trailer but would like to participate in the auction, let Anna know.
4723 Highway 66
Ashland, OR 97520
THE AUCTION WEBSITE (IT HAS PICS!)
Here is the auction website.
You will see that each horse is documented and photographed.
As I perused this, I wanted them ALL.
This breaks my heart that I cannot make sure there is a failsafe for each and every one of them.
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