1 John 3:18
Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.
OK. This… is bullshit. Sorry for the profanity, but I hope this gets your blood pumping enough to help out the folks who took action.
Here’s the gist:
25 horses were borderline starved to death in Wylie, Texas by Steven and Kathy Combest.
Of the 25 horses, Collin County Animal Services seized five stallions, 16 broodmares, and several two-year-olds. I usually try to keep my mouth shut during many of these seizures due to the fact that many horse people do not understand what it takes to be a horse producer and shouldn’t be raising horses in the first place. Horse slaughter just gives them an outlet for the junk they are producing, but without it, most of the poor crow-bait son of a guns just die of neglect. It’s a very touchy subject and most people who are fully behind one side or the other are usually uneducated in regards to the side they are opposing.
In other words, this isn’t about the politics of horse slaughter.
Based upon the information available, these people knew better. Among the horses seized are offspring by Radical Rodder, Zippos Old Gold and Mr. Chocolate Zipster. If you follow the quarter horse world at all, even if you’re not a Western Pleasure person, you’ve heard of these bloodlines.
However, this is not about bashing Steven and Kathy Combest either, although I am glad that their names were released. And we’ve already determined that this isn’t about horse slaughter.
So, what’s this about?
It’s about the horses. Diane Chilton-Harper of Pilot Point, Texas spearheaded relief efforts. If the horses body condition is what you see above, you can only imagine how bad their feet situation was. Chilton-Harper involved a talented farrier early on and has also enlisted the assistance of vets to x-ray the worst feet to ensure they are good for adoption.
When things like this happen, there is always enraged BS being commented here or there, theories on why it happened, and folks stating that “if you need anything, let me know”.
Well, Diane stepped up to the plate and made some things happen. And the efforts she put in place could really use some actual action behind those “if you need anything” comments.
I’m letting you know. She needs some help offsetting costs of farrier and vets. No, she did not ask me to do this. So, please take two seconds and head over to Paypal and send a hundred-spot their way. OK, send a couple of bucks. 😉
Seriously, every dollar helps. Here’s the 1-2-3:
- Go to the Paypal ‘Send-Money’ area.
- In the To (Email address) field enter: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Put your Paypal email address in the From field and hit continue.
That’s it. Paypal will safely and securely walk you through the rest. If you don’t have an account with Paypal, give Scott a call at (940) 365-3129. They have set something up to be able to accept money strictly for this rescue effort.
If you simply can’t send any money, we totally understand. But, I know we all try so hard to do what’s right in the face of all of the deceitful, sinister idiocy that goes on these days…
Wouldn’t it be nice if we had some help once in a while?
If you donate, leave a comment. I’m going to try and figure out something to do for everyone that helps out.