CALLING ALL HORSE FOSTER HOMES! We have more stray horses that need our help. Here are two of them that will be ready soon but there are more. We asked people not to let them starve to death and not to send them to slaughter so now they’re being turned out or turned over to us. This is our chance to make a difference and start the wave of change. Let’s change the cycle of sending horses to slaughter or leaving them to die. If you can foster or would like to adopt a horse, please email [email protected] or call 936-878-2349. We need you now more than ever!
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.
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!
True Blue Animal Rescue hosted a horse training day with trainer Juan Vendrell TcRanch Horsemanship. This educational event is a wonderful opportunity for both horses and people to learn. Juan is an accomplished horse trainer, instructor and author who has helped train many of our rescue horses. Go to www.tcranchhorsemanship.com for more information.
For information on upcoming events at True Blue Animal Rescue or to schedule and educational event go to www.t-bar.org and email [email protected]
Look who learned that a halter won’t hurt you him week? He followed Mama into the stall and then got surprised when Colton and Whitney got a halter on him. He was giving to pressure by the end of the lesson. Love this cute little guy!
True Blue Animal Rescue has a lot of horses that were taken in because they were being starved or abused and we continue to get calls from law enforcement to take in more. In order to do that we need to adopt out the ones that are healthy and ready to go into new homes. These four are current on shots and coggins, have had their teeth floated and are ready to be adopted. They are all easy to handle and rideable too! They are full weight now but rather than wait for current pictures I needed to post a plea for homes now because we need foster home space so we can take in more horses that need us. Si many horses end up going to auction and into a kill pens. Help Rescues stop the cycle and keep the horses out of kill pens. We save lives, stand up to abusive owners in court, educate the community and fight for better laws. Without adoptions we will not be able to continue in the same capacity that we have before. Please consider adoption as an option when adding an equine to your family. Email [email protected] or call 936-878-2349.
We all know there are stray dogs and cats in our communities but did you know there are also stray horses? These two horses are homeless and in need of a foster or adoptive home. They appear to be young. The darker one is soon to be gelded and the lighter one is a mare. They are both friendly and show great potential. True Blue Animal Rescue will cover the vet bills. All you need to provide is shelter, feed and love. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a foster home. Email [email protected] or call 936-878-2349.
Austin County Deputy Nathan Hale saw these horses starving and immediately pulled them and brought them to safety. They went to court and had them awarded to rescue to guarantee their safety. They are now in foster homes, gaining weight and getting vet and farrier care. We cannot thank Austin County enough for caring about animals and working toward putting an end to abuse and neglect in their county.
This beautiful Bay Thoroughbred named Harry has been adopted! This is his first day with his new pasture mate and it looks like they already like each other. His adoption family confirmed that he is getting along and the two have become best friends. Would you like to adopt a horse? Take a look at our web site and email or call for more information: [email protected] or 936-878-2349. We have several horses that are ridable. All they need is you!