Inquiry into deaths of 5 horses to ta...

Inquiry into deaths of 5 horses to take time

There are 10 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Jan 11, 2008, titled Inquiry into deaths of 5 horses to take time. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

BRIMFIELD TWP.: Police Chief David Blough said Friday he hopes an investigation will be finished in about two weeks into the discovery of five dead horses at a boarding facility on Old Forge Road - a discovery ...

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Jefferson, OH

#1 Jan 12, 2008
The only guy I have ever known to have FIVE dead horses on a farm. Was the guy that hauled the dead ones from the equine hospital to bury them. But he didnt leave them Laying around.

Also a word from the wise. CHEAP horses. OR FREE horses. Will cost you way more in vet bills Than buying a good sound horse that cost more in the beginning.

If you want the satisfaction of saving a horse from the auctions That is a noble thing. But understand most likely another horse person has already tried. And determined that it will cost a lot to save it.

Just be aware that the possibility of it being very expensive to get it healthy.
Plus the normal cost of feed. Etc.

We saved one from the auction he had a large external tumor .. Otherwise a very nice healthy horse.

A trip to Ohio state and $700 lighter in the wallet. He lived 7 more years on a nice farm.

Giving trail rides to the local kids. IT would have cost Thousands to have him treated locally. SO ohio state gave us the means to extend a very nice horse's Life.

Mansfield, OH

#2 Jan 14, 2008
I am sorry but how can one starve an animal (or 5 animals besides the others in the barn) and not be prosecuted for a crime? Says something about Ohio Animal Cruelty laws. And where were the owners to let this happen?

Akron, OH

#3 Jan 18, 2008
zipmouse wrote:
I am sorry but how can one starve an animal (or 5 animals besides the others in the barn) and not be prosecuted for a crime? Says something about Ohio Animal Cruelty laws. And where were the owners to let this happen?
I think you are right! Its disgusting that the owners aren't being charged! Shame on them for just abandoning their animals. And this story didn't make too much sense about the blood samples. Are you telling me that just becuase the animals were in mud, someone couldn't have gone out there and filled a vial with thier blood. Amazing how inept of an investigation Brimfield did because they didn't want to get dirty.
tabitha penrod

Lancaster, OH

#4 Jan 19, 2008
It’s hard to hear about something like this. I really love all animals and horses are one of my favorites. I can’t even think of someone looking at the horses and not thinking that they should feed them or find them another home. Heck just let them run free if that was the case at least they could eat and someone would find them and take them in.
I wanted to cry when I read this. The people that turned there head to the horses in need should be punished for this. Why even have animals if you are going to be this cruel.

It blows my mind thanks to whoever called and let someone know about this.
horses 1

Tampa, FL

#5 Jan 22, 2008
Wilbur Post

Cleveland, OH

#6 Jan 22, 2008
They should have been sent to the glue factory, just like I did with Mr. Ed. I'll tell ya one thing - he never talked back to me again!
Becky Mogadore OH


#7 Jan 30, 2008
The discovery of these horses sickens me but what will be worse is the owner of the ranch will probably be slapped on the wrist and given a $1,000 fine It's sad that Ohio Animal Cruelty Laws are one of the worst in the country. Many of the laws are vague and how can you count this as a "misdemeanor?" Ohio Animal Cruelty Laws need to be updated already. If the laws were stricker and people actually received jail time and huge monetary fines, I think you'd see a lot less of animal cruelty. Also, this was a boarding ranch...I would assume the owner received money for food and care of these horses. Maybe they ought to look into what she did with the money?? Do people really board out their horse and never check on their well being? Owners of the horses should be prosecuted also.
Becky Mogadore OH


#8 Jan 30, 2008
The findings of these horses sickens me. What is sadder is that the owner of this "Never Rest Ranch" (what a joke) will probably only get a slap on the wrist and maybe a $1,000 fine. That's thanks to the piss-pour Ohio Cruelty Laws that definitely need updated to reflect the year 2008. Ohio is known as one of the worst states for animal cruelty laws. Five dead horses, 4 almost dead and 20+ still on the ranch and this woman gets 9 MISDEMEANOR counts against her. I can't wait for the outcome. As a boarder, what in the heck did she do with the money she was receiving for food and care of these animals?? Maybe she spent it on drugs or maybe she had her own money problems....And where were the owners of these horses? Don't they check on their pets periodically? They are just as much at fault. Starving an animal to death is one of the longest suffering and painful things you can do to an animal. I say throw her butt in jail and don't feed her for a month! Maybe that'll sink in to her head!

United States

#9 Feb 12, 2008
Someone just posted she was arrested at her pretrial Mon. 2/11 because a sixth horse has now died in her care.

Kent, OH

#10 Jun 13, 2008
I worked with this women who always bragged, on how she loved animals and all she did for them. Well for your information this is not the first offense she has received about cruelty to animals. She worked for Summit County Animal Protective League. And lost her job (wonder why) She should be put into the mud and made to lay there for a month and suffer. Plus still serve her sentence. Shame on her and her family. Plus the owner for never coming and checking there horse plus if you love your animal maybe you should look up people before you trust them with your pet!!!!

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