The pictured had showed a fat, healthy horse that was on full board at a stable in South Langley so we were confident he was okay until we were able to bring him in. There was a dispute regarding unpaid board, so we waited until the stable owner was paid in full before making arrangements to pick him up. After all this place was looking after him so they deserved the money that was owed to them right? Wrong!
Julie had come down with the flu and asked the stable owner if she could hang on to the horse for two days so she could pick him up when she was back on her feet. The woman's reaction was so shockingly volatile we took it as a big red flag and asked Hayburner Haven Farm if they were able to pick him up immediately. As usual Tara stepped up right away to help a horse in need - and thank goodness she did!
The stable owner had told us that she didn't have the time or money for a charity case. Keep in mind, this is a BUSINESS and she was PAID to look after him. We have very little tolerance for individuals who don't look after their animals but there is NO EXCUSE when you are running a boarding facility. The SPCA is looking into this and if people would like to know what stable let this poor guy get in this shape they can PM us. The pictures really don't show how bad he truly is...
Buster is safe now, he has been de-wormed, is on dry footing, has his own shelter and is housed with a buddy who is not beating him up. We will assess him for a few days and work on his TLC and then he will be looking for a family to call his own.
If you are at all interested in adopting this handsome guy and giving him the TLC he needs, please contact us and we can discuss his adoption fee and a trial period if we feel you could be the right home.