Thursday, February 12, 2009

The New Arrivals

Well, we went out to Pahrump and Dreamchasers today to pick up the 8 horses. But Dreamchasers changed their minds and in the end we were only allowed to pick up 5. We had to leave behind the three thinnest horses, the ones who we most wanted to help. We were not able to help Blaze (the most emaciated), Charlie Brown, or Dominic. We were able to save Casper (mini stud), Cloud, Brandy, Dolly, and Tenacity. We begged, pleaded, and even offered to buy both Blaze and Charlie Brown for $300.00 each, but they would not budge and we could not save them. It was a horrible day for all of us who went to help the horses. But, our fight has only begun now. The condition of these horses is inexcusable and something has got to be done as some of them will not live long if things do not change. We heard every excuse in the book today about why the horses are all so thin and in such bad shape. Finally, we just could not hear anymore...

Casper, the mini stud. Thin and crippled.



Cloud, thin with horribly infected eyes.

His eyes after we put ointment in. He was given Banamine for the eye pain, treated with a antibiotic eye ointment, and is now wearing a fly mask for protection.


Sharil treats his eyes.



Tenacity, thin with advanced neurological problems. She has a very hard time controlling her hind quarters.
Her condition.

Robin spends time with Brandy after putting on a warm blanket.

Tenacity in her blanket.

Dolly gets some attention from Daria.

Casper eating grass hay...

Cloud, now blanketed, getting some much needed attention...

The new horses are all in the Mare Motel, with blankets on, grass hay to eat, a proper feeding protocol, and caring and knowledgeable people around them.

We are all exhausted, emotionally and physically. It was a very hard day, for both the horses and for us.

16 comments:

Cindy said...

I am so sorry to hear that you had to leave horses behind. They are left to suffer over someone elses ignorance. Something those horses did not deserve. Did you try begging? Thanks for all your hard work.

alex51324 said...

It's great to see these horses getting the care they need.

Coyote said...

It's situations like these that restore my faith in mankind. Great work!

Amy said...

WTF? Can you get these animals impounded? Is this some crazy hoarder masquerading as a 'rescue'? OMG. I dont know how it works in Nev. Dept of Ag impound? police? i cant believe this happened to you. What are these people going to do with the starving horses?

ChicasMom said...

I can not believe this has happened to you!I visited their website today the horses even look sad.Most of the horses except for the mascot are underweight, need hoofs trimmed, brushing, etc...the place looks dirty too with poop all over the place.The 2 horses you had to leave are listed for adoption or sponsorship!Question - Why do they have "breeders"???? Report them they do not need to be in the "rescue" business.I agree with Amy's comments....don't leave those horses there please!

4sam said...

Hey Jill and All the wonderful volunteers at Shiloh,

Bless you...

I know that 5 instead of 8 seems like some sort of failure to you,
not me.

We are not quite done with DCCR yet.

You may be transporting more and sooner than you think.

This is the best thing I have seen today...

Thank you so much Jill for contacting me and everything Shiloh has done to make a difference!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Juli Thorson said...

I don't know where you get the emotional strength to do what you do.

Hat's off to you all.

fuglyhorseoftheday said...

I am so happy those 5 got out but sorry that you couldn't get all the ones she initially promised. How many does she have on site, total?

athy said...

Thank you so much Jill.
When you have the time and the heart for it could you let us know (wish you had gotten pictures) about the condition of the remaining horses?
'As bad or worse - or better' than in the current images?

So much appreciate all you do.

athy said...

ps: From the images backgrounds from the DCR site- they had to have been taken before September 08.
fyi I put 350lb on a 20yr old fallon auction rescue arab purchased in August - by December.
No excuses.

sandycreek said...

God bless you for saving the five, I can hardly imagine what the ones you weren't allowed to get looked like!
What else can be done to save these other horses?

4BeatLover said...

Jill, I left an email for you and voicemail, please contact me.

forgetmenots said...

wow! awesome, awesome job.

just a thought.. could cloud have some sort of cancers also going on with his eyes? i have a paint with one pink skinned eyelid, and recently had to have a squamous cell carcinoma removed. i am in florida and he hadn't had a proper UV protectant flymask on before i got him, i don't think. his eyes just really remind me of my guys, and i know you get some pretty good UV rays where you are.

good luck getting the rest out!

Mikey said...

What a sad situation and I'm so glad you got those horses out of there. I also viewed the above post about the horses left, and I am just sickened by the picture. It's inexcusable. God bless you for all that you do.

Trillium said...

In the picture of Cloud that was taken from the rear it looks like he has some severe swelling between his legs. Is this just the angle of the picture or is there a problem there too?

Sharil said...

White Cloud(His new name) eyes are really really sore and badly infected. He is being treated with meds and had a fly mask put on as soon as he got into the horse trailor.
He also has a bad infection on his sheeth which will be checked by a vet on Tuesday, as well as the other 4 horses. Thank you for the concern.:)