ONCE WILD AND FREE, MUSTANG MARES “WALKING SKELETONS” LOCKED IN A PITCH DARK BARN – LEFT TO DIE IN MISERY. MEET CHINOOK AND CHEYENNE: AUGUST BUCKET FUND MARES.






(Sorry this Bucket Fund is so late in the month… so much was happening at once, it took a while to get the proper information.)

PLEASE FORWARD!

Locked in a lightless barn, standing in 9″ of manure, scum for water, no food, very sick and dying… until a deliveryman gained access and called in the troops to save these girls – at the last minute.

The situation (according to the police statement and arrest warrant):

“Two mustang mares, both 10 years old, locked in a dark barn, deplorable conditions, manure caked on their bodies, emaciated body score of 1, in need of both hoof and dental attention, no evidence of veterinary care – Walking skeletons with skin.”

Almost dead.  Locked in the barn.  Their owner living on the property.

The mares were seized by Animal Control and let out to see the light of day for the first time in a very, very long time.

The mares called “walking skeletons” by Animal Control were seized and led out to see the light of day – for the first time in a very, very long time.  The mares were very unsteady and were unable to walk or load unaided – but they tried.

The mares were very, very weak - especially on the hind end.  They wanted to get out of there but had difficulty loading.  The officers had to use ropes to help the girls into the trailer.  So sad.

The mares were very, very weak – especially in the hind end. They wanted to get out of there but had difficulty loading. The officers had to use ropes to help the girls into the trailer. So sad.

MORE DETAILS:

The mares were discovered by a delivery person who was given access to the barn.

This delivery person was so outraged that he took photos of the mares and went straight to the police.

Immediately, since this property was a known previous animal cruelty offender, a seizure warrant was presented and the horses were taken to Second Chance Large Animal Rehabilitation Facility in Hartford, CT.

According to the seizure record:

Chinook had caked manure on her skin, She taped at 575 lbs, low temperature, thrush, lame, discharge in both eyes, dehydrated, sharp molars, tested positive for Lyme Disease.

Cheyenne taped at 662 lbs, had caked manure on her body, sharp teeth, long hooves, not able to turn, weak on her hind end, unsteady, barely able to walk, dehydrated, tested for Lyme Disease.

Both mares were very willing to do their best to get themselves onto the Police trailer and out of there.  They both haltered well and were very polite.

Safe at Second Chance Large Animal Rehabilitation Facility - the mare are receiving IV antibiotics to help fight the raging infections... as well as being fed a slow re-feed diet.

Safe at Second Chance Large Animal Rehabilitation Facility – the mare are receiving IV antibiotics to help fight the raging infections… as well as being fed a slow re-feed diet.  You can see the BLM brand on Chinook’s skinny neck.

THEY TRUSTED MAN AND THEY WERE LEFT TO STARVE – Let’s help them recover.

According to Ray Connors, the Animal Control Division Supervisor of CT DoA, these mares are on IV antibiotics to battle the Lyme Disease, are being fed a recovery diet, will have both hoof and dental care when strong enough, are receiving full veterinary care to address all of their issues – and the mares continue to be ‘very sweet’.

They are hopeful.

Let’s help Second Chance with the huge cost of IV med and all of the special care needed to bring these sweet ladies BACK TO HEALTH!

Thank you in advance!

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100% OF ALL JEWELRY PROCEEDS TODAY WILL GO INTO THE BUCKET FUND FOR THESE GIRLS!

 



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5 comments have been posted...

  1. Elaine Brown

    These are the worst pictures I have ever seen of an emaciated yet living horse. I have an onslaught of tears running down my cheeks. I donated through the tears and am sending them pink light and pink love.

    The BLM does not check other than via mail. I have adopted twice and neither time did they physically come and inspect. It was all done by mail. This will not stop until all humans learn to love themselves and to love others including animals. We are a primitive species many with unrelenting power over other humans and animals.

    Did you stream the BLM Advisory Board meeting, today? It was a dog and pony show. These are folks who do not care an iota about our Wild Horses and Burros. They have a pilot program and the call it that, a pilot, to send 100 trained BLM burros to Guatemala – to the horrors of a third world country and what if they succeed, will they then start shipping our wild horses to third world countries?

    Get involved people cause if you don’t, no one will. I would like to read a background followup, Dawndi, as to who did this to these two lovely girls

    And yes, chipping helps, love and kindness help, but while we live in a world where Chinese gangs kill 35 tons of dogs with poison and then sold the poisonous meat to be consumed by humans who are despicable enough to deserve what they ate, you can only wonder if we are already living in Hell. So that is today’s news, including our BLM that is allowing 200 permitted cows and sheep to one designated wild horse and, if they win the court battle, is going to remove the horses from their legal lands and leave the privately owned livestock. it is difficult to stay calm or balanced.

  2. Lucy in Ct

    I wish I could help myself!! I’m so happy they were found in time! I’m in CT , so I would love to know, were they found like that here???? I’m really shocked! Ct has something like 65000 horses! Maybe it’s time to register or license horses? I’m not sure it would help , but a required training class on caring for them wouldn’t be a bad idea ,with emphasis on if you don’t feed or water them , call someone to help!!! Or go to jail!!! (No arrest for surrendering animals you cannot care for!! Just turn them in to authorities!! Or give names of Rescues who will take them!!

  3. cricketgurl

    Sickening that these poor animals were with someone who had a history of animal abuse! How does this happen? I hope that this person will be charged to the full extent of the law and not given some slap on the wrist. Too much of this going on….and I hate to think about the animals no one has discovered. Thank goodness for the deliveryman and getting the police involved!

  4. dawndi Post author

    The owner had them for many years and BLM only checks after the first year. Then they send ownership to the individual.

  5. K LaCroix

    I’m assuming BLM has been contacted to verify if they are titled or not?

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