|Hearts & Horseshoes of Kansas|
|This all started for me November 24, 2003. I was driving home after spending time with my horses that are boarded out in the country. I was going down a dirt road and decided to go on another road that I'd never been on before. I see a horse and slowed down, "Look a horse!", I said to my children. We always slow down, when we can, to look at horses. But we discovered that this little black horse was tied up with a long rope to a post. A very old, rickety post. The fencing was terrible and barely up. Blackie had NO water and no hay. There was no grass as the weeds had taken over. Needless to say, this horse was stuck out there with nothing to eat, nothing to drink and no way to get out of the cold November weather. I was angry. I vowed that I would come back the next day and see if Blackie was in the same situation. Sadly, he was. The little black horse nickered and came right up to the fence when I stopped. His ribs could be counted, his back and hip bones were protruding. Clearly a case of starvation and neglect. Now I cry. I took pictures and called the Sheriff and the humane society. The Sheriff's Department said that they would check it out but they had no place to put the horse nor a way to remove the horse. UPDATE|
|This website is for the benefit of Kansans who want to join together to make a difference in the life of horses who are suffering from neglect and starvation. We are here to help educate and inform horse owners who have gotten overwhelmed in taking care of their equines or are unsure how to deal with an issue. We are here to help your local law enforcement in cases of neglect and abuse.
We need YOUR help.
County information for newspapers and your acting local humane society is also needed.
If you can help, please contact us.
Please pass this webpage along to other Kansans and other friends no matter where they are.
If they live outside Kansas, they can pass the information to other rescues. .
|I need contact information for newspapers, veterinarians, humane societies, and tack stores in your area. Email Us
|Giving Hope One Horse at a Time|
|This has given me the incentive to attempt to join Kansans together to make a difference for our horses. How many other counties have no way to help the horses? How many other people have made complaints but with nothing being done because the officials have no place to put the animals? Or they don't know that the horse they've seen is indeed malnourished or sick? Now is YOUR chance to help make a change in Kansas for horses like Blackie.|
|We are looking for professional individuals who would like to be on our board of directors. These individuals don't have to own horses but we do require that they have a passion for horses and educating the public. Some knowledge of horse health is a plus.
If interested in being part of this fledging organization please send a cover letter and resume to the following address:
Hearts & Horseshoes of Kansas
c/o C Carlton
Po Box 213
Lebo Kansas 66856-0213
or email your information
|WE ARE NEEDING A SPONSOR TO HELP US GET OUR NON-PROFIT STATUS. WITHOUT IT WE CAN'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A KANSAS HORSE. IF YOU'D LIKE TO SPONSOR HEARTS & HORSESHOES OF KANSAS OR WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TOWARD THIS, PLEASE CONTACT US.|