Thanks to your support we were able to save an amazing 21 horses from the auction last night! They have been safely transported to our shelter and have all been seen by the veterinarian. There were a lot of injured horses in this group, and the vet was shocked by how bad some of them were. You can see a video of the horses that were saved last night – click here.
One of the horses rescued at the auction has some of the worst injuries we have ever seen at auction. A young stallion, not even 2 years old, went through the sale with two holes in his neck. The holes were deep and big, with puss constantly oozing from the wounds. He was emaciated, and barely had the spark of life left in his eyes. You will not believe the condition this poor boy was in! To watch his video – click here. Warning Graphic!
The veterinarian believes the young stallion’s wounds were caused by an injury. She put two drains in his wounds and did everything she could for him. We are hopeful that he will make a full recovery, although his neck will no doubt always show the scars of his wounds. He is on medication, and with your help, we will do everything we can for him. To watch his video of vet treatment – click here. Warning Graphic!
Again, thank you all for your support! We couldn’t have saved these amazing horses without your donations.
Thanks to your generosity and support we were able to save 21 horses tonight from the slaughter pipeline! You are absolutely awesome and we couldn’t have done it without each and every person stepping forward and saying “Yes, I want to help save lives!”
As you saw in the previous email several of the horses are in very critical condition. One of the horses is in extremely critical condition with some of the worst injuries we’ve seen at auctions. His pictures are so horrific I don’t even know what Facebook would do if we posted them on social media, and I wouldn’t want children to see this level of abuse. I will figure out a way to share his story soon. We don’t know if he’s going to make it, but we’re going to do everything we can for him. We were able to save the horse with the injured face as well. It’s been a very emotionally draining day/night and I just want to thank you all for coming together and making this Rescue Mission possible. I believe the reason we are seeing such a high number of injured horses at this auction is because kill buyers cannot export horses into Mexico with open wounds so they are dumping injured horses off at auctions and replacing them with horses that are not injured in hopes that they will stay in one piece by the time they get to the border and can be shipped to slaughter.
It is the reality of the slaughter pipeline, and it’s cruel, horrible and unjust. Animals that are being shipped for meat have hardly any rights, and that has got to change.
Again thank you so much for your support and please keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates. ~ Tawnee Preisner
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Horse Plus Humane Society
P.O. Box 485, Hohenwald, TN 38462
Horse Plus Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization, tax ID #20-1156396.