This past Sunday we assisted the Sheriff's Office in one of the worst seizure most of us have seen. We took in 1 horse, 23 miniature horses, and 10 goats (2 nursing kids, and 1 bottle baby). Animal Services took in 19 animals; 8 dogs, 2 cats, 3 rabbits, and 6 domestic birds. The Sheriff's Office removed over 200+ poultry; chickens, turkeys, ducks, and doves. Some of the poultry was placed into foster homes and approximately 140+ were held in a secure location until they could be placed into more foster homes.
All of the miniature horses have overgrown feet, some have not been trimmed for several years. They all need to be x-rayed before the farrier can begin work. All of them are in need of dental work that has been neglected for years and many are stallions so gelding will be soon to come! All of this is going to be expensive! We are also covering the cost of caring for the poultry at the holding facility which meant buying feeders, waterers, shavings, and feed. These poor birds scrambled for the fresh water when it was placed in their pens. It's hard to know how long it had been since they'd had fresh water.
If you would like to donate to help with their care please check out our Donation Page on how to help. If you would like to become a foster home there is information on the Foster Page. As things progress we will continue to add pictures and introduce you to the animals one by one.