A rescue of six horses and at least 43 dogs happened a week ago. Animal cruelty cases and seizures release to the media quickly by authorities, but there have been so many large and small confiscations recently that this particular case was sourced Aug. 22. These animals were removed from a private property in Clark County in Wisconsin, after the animal welfare research was completed.
With the executed search warrant in hand, authorities were able to seize a total of two ponies and four horses as well as 43 dogs and bring them to safety, shelter, care and treatment. The horses were transported to the Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation and all of the dogs were placed under the protection of the Clark County Humane Society where it is hoped they can get the care and attention they require.
The Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation has kept followers well informed about the six new horse arrivals at the facility. The organization has detailed the trips to bring the horses out of harm’s way and provided a superb record of each animal’s condition at the time of intake. The images of the horses are heartbreaking and no animals should suffer like this. Undoubtedly, the horses will require extensive medical and all-around care to restore their health. Hopefully the animals can be saved, especially the most abused.
As can be seen in the attached pictures, it becomes apparent that several of the horses are in serious emaciated trouble from long periods of abusive neglect. The paint mare is about six years old but is blind in both eyes. She has a young foal of approximately two months of age running with her. Both the mare and the foal are in unkempt condition and are starting to drop body weight. One pony, a young black stallion, was tethered to a tree. He appears to be in good shape. But the other pony, a mare, is also blind and in poor physical condition. Another stallion, about 15 years of age, is gentle, has a sweet disposition, is emaciated and in obvious rough shape. The sixth horse, a mare of over 20 years of age, presents in the worst condition of all of the horses.
Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation is appealing for aid, any help and assistance. They are dependent upon donations and any help would be sincerely appreciated. Help can be given in all ways such as feed, hay, volunteer help and financial donation. The foundation can use all the help it can get.
The list of needs for the horses is lengthy in addition to feed and hay. There are the required vaccinations, dewormings, medications, teeth floatings, hoof care, and gelding the two stallions. They also require the mandatory Coggins tests.
All of the horses are nickering for food. There can be no doubt that the horses appreciate the good care since “each horse has eaten every bite of every meal.”
All of the horses are doing well.
Check out Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation’s web page and Facebook page.