SW Nebraska--Three Strikes Ranch, a supposed sancuary for unadoptable mustangs is now the center of a massive rescue operation. According to the owner there were once 300 horses on the place. Reports of up to 50 have been found dead and another 100+ are alive, but extremely emaciated: http://s631.photobucket.com/albums/uu39/mustanglove12/
Here are some current articles on the situation:
Here is the rescue in charge of donations:
According to their website, "There is currently a serious situation at 3-Strikes Ranch in Alliance, NE. Approximately 170 mustangs have been found to be thin and in need of rehabilitation. Veterinarians and law enforcement are currently working hard to determine the cause for their condition. In the meantime, there is a great need for hay to feed these mustangs.
Front Range Equine Rescue in Larkspur, CO, will be handling the collecting of donations and purchase of the hay to help these horses.
The quickest way to help is by Paypal. The Paypal address for Front Range Equine Rescue is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not have access to Paypal you can mail donations to: Front Range Equine Rescue, PO Box 307, Larkspur, CO 80118."
I will try to keep the blog updated as to the situation. This is why I am starting to truly believe that licensing for horse owners is going to be a neccessary evil in the future. It will limit all our rights to horse ownership, but I'd rather give up some rights than to have crap like this keep happening...