To those who reached out via Facebook regarding this case...thank you for advocating for the welfare of these animals. Because of the pictures and reporting, these two horses are safe and warm in bedded stalls with hay and water during the ongoing rain of today. Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County answered the call responding immediately to ensure the safety of these animals and Happy Trails was ready to assist. This is because of you, our supporters. Please consider donations for the ongoing care of these horses as we provide veterinary assessment, vaccinations, de-worming, farrier car and a re-feed program. Three way to donate: 1) mail to: 5623 New Milford Rd, Ravenna,OH 2) click on the donate link above 3) visit happytrailsfarm.org Thanks to all for your words of encouragement, your donations and your help to share the need for these deserving horses. ... See MoreSee Less
I am so sorry at some of the rude, vicious, nasty comments here. An obvious lack of reading. Happy trails does not go take horses. They assist when asked.
This is a wonderful organization that does wonderful things.
those of you who dont agree with this need to address your concerns to the authorities, NOT to this rescue.
Where is the photos of how “bad” there feet were? Because I call bullshit on this and think this is rediculous! I do not see starving horses. They have NO bones sticking out.
🙄 I personally only approve of legitimate rescues and this doesn't seem like one in the least. Wanna see what a legitimately neglected animal looks like? I'll gladly show you since I take on horses who are legitimately starved and uncared for. Sad this happens.
How do I donate.... to the owner to hire a lawyer and sue the welfare league?
And, since the owner proved all of the food she had and was actually feeding these plump horses, I wonder if she could donate that for her own horses, and the "rescue money" could be used for a horse that actually needs help.
I'm sure the farm here does great work, but before you take credit for saving animals, show proof of her offense. This seems really unfair.
funny I called multiple organization (including this one) the police and tried to contact human agents even in other countries besides Trumbull (because I was told Trumbull didn't have a large animal human agent) in regards to starving horses not 3 months ago that legit were emaciated and NOTHING was done. but yet they will take these horses from people who are doing their best in the unfortunate circumstances of leaving their previous boarding facility that the horses were previously in.
Several people on here who seem to know the horse owner, but not one word on what was done to these horses? They're obviously well fed. So why were they confiscated?
Thank you for taking in these horses! I was trying to get help to rescue them,back in June. I am so glad they are in your care. I will be sending a donation.
Thank you. I was following this story in a group for Trumbull county. I'm so happy these horses are now safe and warm and am grateful for social media and all the people that pushed the humane society to do something
Wow some people need to get a job and stop criticizing the great work you are doing at ht. Thanks for everything and ignore the ignorant
All the women had to do was ask for help....why do people feel because they rent a house they can turn it into what they want.....farm....junkyard....hoarder homes....
Several posters are complaining the horses don’t “look” starved. More often in these situations animals being seized are emaciated. The complaints that follow, “ why didn’t anyone report to authorities” or “the authorities aren’t doing enough”
Thank you Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary for providing the horses a dry and safe place until this case is resolved.
Thanks and alway happy to support your tremendous effort; being an advocate for these animals and offering them safety health food and warmth. Thank you.
Instead of sitting on FB bitching and complaining about these horses being properly cared for by law enforcement/rescue, why aren’t you people out there in the cold and rain building a roof over those horses or helping the owner put up a fence. You must not know what it takes to even get animals off of a property due to neglect.
Thank you so much a donation is forthcoming
Thank you, thank you, thank you and a donation will be coming.
i sent you a ck. in memory of my friend. you should of got it.
So glad you were able to help these guys!
And as far as Happy Trails goes they do alot of rescue and good for those animals.
Great job.Thank you.
Was her temporary set up for the horses ideal? Not at all.
But these horses in no way look starved or neglected.
Did this "rescue" offer to help her put up all the materials she had in her yard to provide proper care, or just unlawfully take her animals? Under Ohio State Law she has the right to provide proof that she can provide proper care and be given reasonable time to do it.
These horses were not in an emergency situation, law enforcement did not follow procedure to give them time to construct better conditions, obviously no one at the humane organization offered to help the people, and they lied about the health of the horses on the news broadcast!
And now the rescue wants credit and MONEY.... Sickening, especially when there are horses out there that actually need the rescuing.
How are you allowed to share pictures of this womans house and the shelter, but no intake pictures showing neglect?
You are asking for donations for horses with no proof these horses are in bad shape.
I personally know this lady. I've known her and family for years. I've rode one of these horses before, back in 2012. I'm glad they got out of her "care." She's really freaking lucky that she has me blocked on here. They deserve so much better, all the animals in this situation do... I hope she goes to jail and can never own another animal again! 😡
I love what you guys do, but these horses look completely fine; a little dirty, but i don't know any clean horses when there's this much mud in the ground! Seem perfectly healthy and shouldn't have been removed
Thank you for helping these babies. In all honesty, these women on here are worse than those in dog rescue. Rescues cannot take animals from homes, they only provide shelter, food and vet care until any court case is settled by request of law enforcement.
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Everybody deserves someone who makes them look forward to tomorrow and our lucky pair of piggies, Mickey and Lillian hit the jackpot! Both were adopted together by a wonderful family who already have dogs, chickens and cats. We are beyond thrilled that Lillian finally has found her family and will have her buddy, Mickey by her side. Both are doing well in their new home enjoying the huge yard they have to root in. ... See MoreSee Less
A huge thank you to Loretta Samaniego for donating the funds to purchase additional bird apartments. As you can see, Affleck is enjoying his new home!
If you would like to sponsor one of our roosters, or any of our other animals, payments can be made online with a Visa or MasterCard. For your convenience, there is an option to set up recurring payments; your card is automatically charged every month. You can also choose to download our sponsorship form and mail it in with a check to 5623 New Milford Road, Ravenna, Ohio 44266.