We’re expecting to see over a hundred
and fifty horses that are in dire need of rescue. Our team is going to be split
into two. We’re gonna send half of our folks to the intake and half of our
folks to the seizure. The property we’re gonna be responding to is right down the road and the sheriff is currently serving the search warrant and then
we’re going to be called in. I’m really excited that we’re here and that we’re gonna be able to to help these horses, They’re in dire need and I’m very thankful and excited that our team is here to help. Ready to go? A lot of the horses were standing in
manure and mud. We saw a lack of food, a lack of water. The horses were so hungry they were trying to survive by eating the bark off of the trees. You can see basically their their whole skeleton. A number of the horses were blind and I just can’t imagine living in that kind of
environment, especially being blind. We’re heading back here to the south southwest portion of the property where there was a pit that was filled with deceased
horses. They’re majestic and they’re gentle.
They’re also really fragile. Just seeing the level of suffering here, it’s
really hard. The future of these horses is bright.
Today was the last day that they were gonna wonder where their food is gonna
come from or if there’s gonna be a dry place for them to lay that night. You
don’t know when the last time they saw this much grass was so they’re pretty
happy campers right now. When the horses arrive, they are unloaded and go to our veterinary team. Horses to me are just everything. They’re beautiful, they’re trusting, and just a great friend. I’ve been riding
horses since I was in second grade so being a part of this new start for them
is just a really rewarding experience. Really means a lot. For those who don’t
know horses you can definitely have that same kind of connection and trust and
mutual bond just like you have with your dog or cat at home. Horses can give you that love and attention too. Amazed at how happy and friendly he is to be here with us given everything he’s been through. Given the companionship and the bond that you can have with these animals. Given
where they were, I’m grateful to see where they can get back on that path
to finding that partnership with somebody who’s gonna love and care for
them like they should be. From, you know, just the collaboration with Camp County Sheriff’s Office and Safe Haven Equine Rescue and our animal rescue folks I’m so proud of the operation that occurred today and the fact that we got to save so many beautiful creatures.