Heartbreak at HAHS

Heartbreak at HAHS

Before
Buttons arriving at HAHSIt was a frigid January day when we received word that a prior repeat offender was having trouble getting one of her horses up. Medicating the horse did not help and calling a vet for advice was apparently out of the question. Our investigator assessed the situation and found that the horse, severely emaciated, had been down and struggling for  hours because of starvation. 11 other horses including a four month young nursing colt and a yearling filly the size of an average 6 month old were also on the premises.  The owner was persuaded to relinquish the 4 most emaciated horses. A group of 8 people moved the downed 20 year old gelding into the HAHS trailer that took him to our facility. In a heated area with immediate vet care, this gelding succumbed to terrible seizures late in the night and he was humanely euthanized. 

After
Buttons playing tug-of-warThe little colt has since been adopted and the other 2 horses have recovered quite well and have been showered with love and attention and of course have received proper nutrition and well care.
Animal Control impounded the owner's remaining horses immediately after the relinquishment to HAHS, most of which also have found a good home with ample food and care and TLC. At present a neglect case is still pending against the owner in court.