TRAPPED with a Human who killed or dumped 25 of their herdmates into a ravine ON THE PROPERTY, another WATCHED 5 OF HIS HERDMATES DIE IN FRONT OF HIM… MEET OUR JANUARY BUCKET FUND SURVIVORS: Arnold, Blanket, Milo and 20+ other very sick equines..






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All Bucket Fund stories make me a bit ill, but this one rises to near the top of the list.

We are telling the story of the 20+ equines who were rescued last week from HORRENDOUS CONDITIONS by Big Oaks Rescue (Greenwood, South Carolina) .

The backstory for these horses is sickening.  Their owners are true monsters.

Arnold and Blanket watched as 25 of their DEAD herdmates were dumped into a ravine on the property.

Milo lived with 5 corpses: 5 of his pasture mates had died including a foal, 2 donkeys, a horse and a goat.

This girl is on her feet now, after several days of intensive care.

This girl is alive.  She was found like this… she is on her feet now, after several days of intensive care at Big Oaks.

This is the ravine with an obscured view of where the 25 corpses were strewn about.  Disgusting.

This is the ravine with an obscured view of where the 25 corpses were strewn about. Horrendous..

The backbone and ribs unnaturally protrude from one of the three malnourished horses and one donkey rescued from Arnold Lane in Waterloo by Big Oaks Rescue Farm in Greenwood. Joe Mann and his rescue team saved more than 20 animals from Laurens and McCormick counties this week.

READ THE NEWS STORY ABOUT THE 25 DEAD HORSES IN THE RAVINE…

(The donkey pictured in this article did not survive – although Big Oaks Rescue made a valiant effort to save him.)

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Click image to read the news story.

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Big Oaks Rescue Farm of Greenwood has rescued more than 20 animals this week in two separate incidents of animal neglect in two different counties. 

From Laurens County, Big Oaks Rescue Farm owner Joe Mann seized three horses and a donkey from property at 930 Arnold Lane in Waterloo, but numerous dead horses are said to be in a deep ravine on the property.

According to a Laurens County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Laurens County Animal Control contacted the Sheriff’s Office, requesting assistance with an animal cruelty case. 

 
The incident report said a deputy and animal control officer spoke with an individual who said “sickly horses” had been bought at auctions and then horses would be transported “to other locations to be sold for food or products.”

The report went on to say that some of the horses purchased “were not able to be sold or died in the process” and that an individual would “dump the remains of the horses in a ravine on the property.” The report also indicated stallions had been shot in the head on two occasions “so they would fall into the ravine” because they could not be sold.

Mann said he was notified Monday by Laurens County Animal Control officials about the case in Waterloo.

“This is bad,” Mann said. “I’ve never before seen a ravine with 20 to 25 horses pushed over in it. I don’t think you can forget seeing something like that. The little donkey we rescued, we had to pick him up and put him in a trailer.”

From McCormick County, Mann seized 21 animals. He was contacted Tuesday by McCormick law enforcement.

“There were 36 animals out there, and there were some dead,” Mann said. “We brought 19 horses, one mule and one donkey in from the location in McCormick Tuesday night. The donkey we brought in from McCormick is also very weak. He doesn’t have the energy to stand, but it isn’t time to give up.”

 
McCormick County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy C.E. Gable Jr. said Wednesday the incident report from Tuesday was still being completed.

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This donk did not make it, even with urgent care – he was too far gone.

MEET SOME OF THE HORSES WHO BARELY SURVIVED AND NEED OUR HELP!

This is the very frightened youngster Appy, Blanket.  He was found with the 25 dead horses in the ravine.

This is the very frightened Appy youngster, Blanket. He was found with the 25 dead horses in the ravine.

This is Milo.  He was rescued by Big Oaks when he was found living with 5 corpses.

This is Milo. He was rescued by Big Oaks when he was found living with 5 corpses.

This is Arnold, the donkey in his intake photo.  His friend didn't survive the first night... Arnold has difficulty standing. He is very weak.

This is Arnold in his intake photo. His friend, shown in the news article, didn’t survive the first night… Arnold has difficulty standing. He is very weak.  He was found near the ravine with all the dead horses.

CAN WE HELP BLUE OAKS RESCUE? – THEY TOOK IN ALL OF THESE HORSES WHO HAD NO HOPE!!

It is a very long road to recovery for all of these emaciated and neglected equines.  Can we help the people at Blue Oaks Rescue who are on the ground and doing everything they can to right the so many wrongs here.

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Here they all are - the ones that can stand and eat.  The others are in the barn.  All have shelter and are eating.  (It rained heavily the day this was taken.)

Here they all are – the ones that can stand and eat. The others are in the barn. All have shelter and are eating. (It rained heavily the day this was taken.)



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5 comments have been posted...

  1. Just saying

    I will be interested to see if this post actually gets posted since yall only want people to read the posts that keeps the lies yall want people to believe spreading. This whole thing is because a person decided that they wanted to throw somebody under the bus because they got mad at them. This whole has been staged and yall are making accusations based on lies and made up. stories. Mann and his supporters are making false allegations. What happened to the law that states a person is innocent until proven guilty.

  2. Jane Cheuvront

    These individuals should prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
    They should back restitution for the Veterinary bills, feed, rescue expenses and cummunity service at a rescue facility with supervision.

  3. dawndi Post author

    Hi Lynn: Yes, the readers are donating! I understand your passion… I feel the same way!

  4. Lynn Errickson

    Please help Big Oaks Rescue Farm help these poor animals. They have been traumatized and starved .Joe Mann and all the volunteers put their hearts and souls into helping innocent animals. There is so much work to be done to rehabilitate these poor creatures. Please donate to give these animals a second chance to learn about love and caring humans. The farm needs hay- lots of it, and other needed supplies like feed .We adopted our donkey from Big Oaks a few months back and we are so grateful that the people there love and care of each and every animal.

  5. Elaine

    The team and Joe at Big Oaks are amazing. They work wonders with few resources, No county funding. Only their Love of the animals and their dedication Keep them going. They are on my monthly list of causes, please help them Help the horses that have finally a chance to be loved and cared for.

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