This disgrace of a human in PA was housing his girlfriend’s 11 Tennessee Walking horses in his barn. For three years, all 11 horses were trapped inside of this dark, dank, horribly filthy barn. They had no regular food, were neglected and starved and were standing in piles of their own filth. On top of that, this brainiac thought it would be a good idea to suspend 6 of the horses from the ceiling of the barn when their feet got too long.
5 of the horses had to be euthanized upon discovery. The remaining 6 are our Bucket Fund Horses for this May.
I swear to you this is true.
This story has been all over the news in PA. The idiot only received a hand slap because animal cruelty is a misdemenor where he lives.
*For those of you with strong stomachs that continue to believe that this didn’t happen, you can click here and view the photos and read this news article. Below I have attached pieces of the horrible scene immediately after the discover. You will all now understand why 5 were euthanized on the spot.
THE GOOD NEWS
The good news is that 6 of the horses found in these unspeakable conditions are fighting for their sanity and their health. Physically, they will most likely recover. But, emotionally, these horses will need much extra care and rehabilitation.
Jet, the black stallion, was let outside in a dry lot and he went into emotional overload. He was totally overwhelmed and needed a human right there by his side.
Cider, the only hanging horse to survive, is doing a bit better… although he is confused about appropriate behavior – and who can blame him since he has had no contact in 3 years.
They all liking the human interaction and grooming! All are jealous of attention bestowed upon another – that is how starved they were for touch. In that barn, none of them suffering could console each other through touch. No touch, at all. For three years.
WHY THEY NEED OUR SUPPORT AND DONATIONS
Three of these horses are older stallions who should be gelded – if they can recover enough for the surgery to be safe for them.
In the meantime, they all have feet and soft tissue issues from the slipper hooves. All have hideous skin infections. All are malnourished. All have eye and respiratory issues. All are emotionally devastated. Please help Bright Futures Farm help these poor horses. I cannot imagine what they have endured.
Thank you in advance! All donations are 100% tax deductible!