Waller County horse neglect case

True Blue Animal Rescue has reviewed all court documents for the Waller County horse neglect case The State of Texas VS Kathie Digilio. We are working diligently to make sure all the horses in our care are and will remain safe and well cared for. Anything less is unacceptable. Please review the attached documents and direct any questions you might have to us at help@t-bar.org

These are court documents from the Waller County case and are public record.

 

 

Judge makes decision in case of Waller County 34 horses

By Amy Hemsell
September 2, 2016

Hempstead, TX – Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Judge Charles Karisch read the final decision in the civil matter for the 34 horses that were seized last year on July 10, 2015 due to neglect. The horses were seized from a property owned by Dr. Kathy Digilio, DVM in response to complaints by neighbors. The Waller County Sheriff’s Department requested the assistance of True Blue Animal Rescue with the seizure. The horses were seized and placed at caring foster homes through True Blue Animal Rescue & have remained in their care for almost 14 months while awaiting an outcome. All the horses have received much needed veterinary care, food, rehabilitation, and love.

Judge Karisch ordered that before any horses are released, Dr. Digilio pay True Blue Animal Rescue $30,000 for the care her horses have received by veterinarians and foster homes, no longer make appeals in the civil matter for the 34 horses. Dr. Ben Buchanan with Brazos Valley Equine Hospital is to inspect the property and make sure it is clear of debris, parasites, salmonella, and livable conditions for horses. True Blue Animal Rescue can have a veterinary of their choice go the same day as Dr. Buchanan to do an inspection as well. Dr. Digilio was ordered not to breed or acquire any more horses than the 7 she will be allowed to have back. She has free choice as to the 7 she wishes to pick from out of the 34. She will be regularly evaluated & checked on for the living conditions of the horses. If at any time they are not cared for and she does not abide by the judge’s orders the horses will be seized again.

Pet of the Week: Lil’Hombre Dog

TBAR-Adoptable-Dog-Lil-HombreThe pet of the week is Lil’Hombre. He’s a chihuahua mix that is current on shots and neutered. He is a sweet little guy that gets along with other dogs and is learning to sit on command. He currently weighs 7 pounds at 6 months old so he will be under 10 pounds full grown. For more information, please email help@t-bar.org or call (936)878-2349 and leave a voice mail. A TBAR volunteer will return your call at their earliest convenience. If you would like to adopt a pup, please download and submit via email or regular mail an adoption application so that the foster home can arrange a meet and greet with your family.

Adopted Dog: Shilo

TBAR-Adopted-Dog-ShiloShilo’s adopter fell in love with her when she met her. She couldn’t take her right away because she was moving so Shilo’s foster Mom held her till Maddy was ready for this special girl. Here’s Shilo, finally content and living in her new forever home!! Thanks for adopting! If you’d like to adopt a pet check out our list of adoptable pets and see if we have one that’s right for you!

Pet of the Week: Annie Dog

TBAR-Adoptable-Dog-AnnieThis week our pet of the week is Annie! This sweet puppy was a stray. Lucky for her a kind person took her in to foster her till she can find a forever home. Annie is only a few months old, she’s now current on shots and is healthy and ready for her home. Her adoption fee will cover her spay and final booster shots. If you are looking for a smart puppy, Annie is the one for you! Annie will be 40 – 50 pounds when fully grown. Call 936-878-2349 or email help@t-bar.org for more information on adopting from True Blue Animal Rescue.

ASPCA Grant for Horse Rescue

The ASPCA has awarded TBAR a $15,000 grant which will allow us to take in neglected horses that were ordered removed from their homes. The case is ongoing, but without support from organizations like the ASPCA, TBAR and our foster homes would not be able to step up and help law enforcement and these poor animals in need.

Thank you, ASPCA!

Success Stories: Coco and Danny

TBAR-Adopted-Dogs-Coco-DannyThis weeks success story is a foster failure. Stephanie found the litter of dogs on her property and became their foster home. As they found homes Stephanie decided that Coco and Danny fit in to the family and should just stay. Hooray for Coco and Danny and their new home! If you’d like a new pet, please check out our adoptable pet list and let us know by emailing help@t-bar.org or calling 936-878-2349

RAIN Networking Facebook Page

TBAR-Rain-Page-Reminder-2016True Blue Animal Rescue hosts a page called RAIN Networking. We use that page to network Rescue Animals In Need. That means they haven’t been officially accepted into TBAR because they don’t have a foster home so we ‘network for a home’ We do pay for spay / neuter if they aren’t fixed but we list them before that’s done to find a foster or adopter quickly. We post with the contact for the person who has the animal so we don’t always hear back to find out if they found a home. This week we did hear that these two DID find homes. Networking works and we can use your help. Like our RAIN Networking Facebook page and share to help our networking pets find homes!