Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Some Sad News

Sadly, the unique looking paint colt on the Fallon Feedlot, passed away last night due to colic. He was supposed to ship to Shiloh tomorrow.
Maybe he had an underlying medical issue, maybe not. Either way, he died on a slaughter feedlot, an incredibly stressful, uncaring and unhealthy environment. Another victim of the business of slaughter.

We were all looking forward to welcoming this colt, and the other 7 horses, to Shiloh. We are so sorry that he never made it to us, but he will always be remembered and his passing is mourned.

8 comments:

Cheryl Ann said...

Oh, Jill, I'm so sorry to hear this. Poor thing...it just resolves me to do more for the horses.

Elaine said...

Oh, no that is so horrible. I am so sad I was so looking forward to meeting him. Irresponsible horse owner is responsible for the lose of this beautiful horse, who deserved better. It is so sad.

Mikey said...

That is SO sad. What a horrible place to die. Makes my heart hurt.

Found art blog said...

Ohhh.... he didn't get to see Shiloh? Bugger.

Amy said...

How can we help you to get them out of there sooner? as soon as shiloh owns them, get them out of that hell hole. can someone volunteer to haul or pay for the hauling? can shiloh trailer them? like maybe a caravan of trailer owners can get together. does shiloh need/have a large trailer, rig that can move 7 horses? can we find someone to get donate that to you? start a fund for that? is any of this possible? bc its just heartbreaking to leave those animals there when maybe they can get the hell out of there.

Rach-H. said...

No! I was already coming up with names for him in my head, none of them were very good, but I would have liked to have seen this guy. It just makes me all the more ansious for the other horses to be at Shiloh.

Rach-H. said...

*anxious

Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary said...

It's not always possible to get them to Shiloh right away. Fallon is 10 hours away from Shiloh and with 140 horses to care for every day, we can't always find the time to go up and pick them up, it's a two day trip for us. So, we have to arrange to have them hauled, which means they get hauled when the hauler can come down. It usually takes about 5-7 days until they can leave.

We wish they could get to us the same day, but it's just not possible.

We do all we can do...