A few days ago, I was called by Officer Vail of animal control about a horse that had been left in its stall and was in extremely poor condition and needed emergency attention. His owner was an illegal who had committed a crime and was sent back to Mexico. As I drove out to see the horse, I thought to myself, “Is this going to be as bad as it sounds?” I prepared myself mentally and emotionally so that I would not be overwhelmed by what I was getting ready to see.
When I reached the site, I saw that all the stalls were make-shift constructions of plywood and fencing, and they were filthy. Before I got out of my truck I saw Officer Vail hauling a hose. I said “Hi Officer Vail, what’s going on?” She said, “I can’t believe it these stalls have no water in them and it’s so hot. I don’t like what I’m seeing right now.” It was over 100 degrees.
|Lazarus Left In His Stall to Die|
Thank you, Build-A-Bear, for your recent grant award. We cannot fully express how appreciative our foundation is for this grant. Many horses will benefit from your organization’s generous donation. Together, we can end the suffering of horses everywhere.