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Thank You for Helping Us Feed Starving Horses

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 11:00am
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From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you. A few weeks ago, we told you about the hay emergency facing American horse caregivers this year. We told you that persistent drought has put hay in dangerously short supply, and that if we don’t pull together and do something, horses will die.

We asked you to help us feed horses by contributing to our Hay Bale-Out initiative, and we were overwhelmed by the generosity of those who answered our call.

Here’s what happened next.

We told equine rescue groups the good news: The ASPCA has your back, and we can provide hay to help get your horses through the winter. We asked them to tell us what they needed.

Since then, equine groups have been flooding us with requests.

We’re deep in the process of working closely with these groups to meet their hay needs, and our equine rescue friends tell us this assistance couldn’t come at a better time.

“This year is setting up to become a ‘perfect storm’ for equine neglect, as we are already seeing a huge increase in calls and skinny horses,” Gail Vacca of the Illinois Equine Humane Center told us. “Thank goodness many will find relief due to the efforts and support of the ASPCA.”

We’re so grateful for your help feeding horses this year. If you haven’t yet given to this critical effort, it’s not too late! Every little bit counts, and it all goes directly to feeding horses.

Watch ASPCA.org for updates on this life-saving project, and if you haven’t already, consider being a part of it.

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Stephanie

2 situations I have come across in the past year. One is a 4 year old Australian Shepard that is obese left in the backyard with food and water often for a week by himself, while the owners go on vacations. He has access to an indoor room and is not chained. Is this abuse or neglect?
Another is an acquantanse telling me that she got a puppy and somehow the puppy got thrown out of the window and ended up breaking his back. She said she took the puppy to the Vetrinarian and he refused to euthenize the dog because surgery would've taken care of the situation. She decided that she did not wish to spend the money and took the puppy and dropped it off at the animal shelter. She asked me not to mention the puppy to her 7 year old boy. And she recently mentioned that she had to emotional problems last year, which dated back to when this situation took place. Please advise me on what we need to do if anything can be done. Thank you

RONNIE

WHY IN THE HELL ARE YOU ON MY FACE BOOK PAGE I DID NOT TELL YOU COULD ADDVER. ON MY PAGE SO GET IT OFF ASP .....!!!!!! WHY I DID NOT ASK YOU TO SO YOU BETTER TAKE IT OFF