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AUGUST, 2017


Dozens of animals seized
after abuse complaints!

On Saturday, July 8, 2017 Meadow Haven Horse Rescue opened its doors to 46 horses, a miniature horse, a miniature Hereford bull and a donkey. These animals were seized by Bexar County Law Enforcement from a nonprofit rescue located in Converse, Texas. Many of these animals are in very poor condition and require immediate vet and farrier care and other special needs.

Many people came together to assist in the seizure of the wide variety of animals at this rescue. Cindy Berger Healer has been tirelessly working for over a year to bring attention to law enforcement and to not let up as the condition of the animals was not improving. As the facility was a nonprofit rescue, volunteers said the owner would tell law enforcement that the horses had been brought in or dropped off in their current condition.

Many people came together to assist in the seizure
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Many people came together to assist in the seizure Not only were their horses, donkey, miniature horse and bull, there were rabbits, chickens, goats, sheep and pigs.
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Not only were their horses, donkey, miniature horse and bull, there were rabbits, chickens, goats, sheep and pigs.

Steve of Schertz, Texas worked at the rescue for a little while. "I was overwhelmed with all of the issues," said Steve. "Overcrowded, diseased, malnourished, neglected, too much machinery and horrible conditions in a small space."

"Some of us wanted to make changes," said Steve, "but we walked on eggshells hoping not to upset or anger the owner. He was quick to run employees, volunteers or visitors off the property if anyone went against his wishes."

"The endemic diseases, parasites, filth and squalor of so many domestic animals on such a small space was unspeakable," said Josie of Kingsbury, Texas who volunteers at the rescue for a very short time. "I own ten acres of good farmland in Kingsbury and could hardly accommodate the number of equines this man saw fit to house on what plainly constitutes less than 5 acres, with little to no pasture or forage, and no shade trees."

Some of us wanted to make changes
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Some of us wanted to make changes Meadow Haven is in dire need of donations from cash to feed, hay... basically any and all horse necessity items.
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With this huge intake of animals, Meadow Haven is in dire need of donations from cash to feed, hay, water troughs, water trough floats, wormers, salt licks... basically any and all horse necessity items.

This situation is currently under investigation so there is no available information regarding future adoptions or fostering of any of the animals at this time.

Meadow Haven has a website meadowhavenrescue.com, and a Facebook page, www.facebook.com/MeadowHavenHorseRescueTX where this situation about the seized animals will be updated regularly.

Cash donation may be made through Meadow Haven's website at www.meadowhavenrescue.com. Meadow Haven's mailing address is 755 County Road 212, Smiley, Texas 78159. Meadow Heaven is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization.

You can also visit the Facebook page: "Fundraiser auction for rescued animals from schwartz farm" for auction items. The proceeds from these auction items will benefit with the veterinary care and feeding of the animals seized.

Please help if you can.



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