I know we normally point and laugh on Fridays and we’ll get back to doing that eventually. This week I thought it was more important to give some updates on slaughterphile, Dorothy Robertson’s, seized horse and the outcome of her criminal charges. Sadly, Ole Dottie has had several features on this blog due to the ongoing saga of her horrific neglect case and seizure last fall. While her legal mailing address may be in Nevada, Big D most often resides in the land of denial. You can refresh your memories here: (https://shedrowconfessions.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/straight-from-the-horse-neglecters-mouth-updates-on-the-nevada-34/) We eventually came to find out this wasn’t Dottie’s first rodeo when it came to neglecting animals and having them seized. We also came to find out that despite being a rabid supporter of slaughter, Big D still allowed her hoard to starve half to death despite living less than 5 miles from a livestock auction frequented by kill buyers. This big mess also introduced us to a brand new nest of asswads over at the Horse Grooming Supplies message boards fearlessly led by Anne Knight, Sarah MacFarlane and Karien Jamieson aka manesntails, IIIBarsV and farmeress. I wish I could tell you that they have all seen the light, but as we know…stupidity knows no bounds. They’re still profoundly stupid and still dogging on the rescue that took in these horses.
Back in October, Dorothy pleaded `not guilty’ to charges of animal neglect. We recapped the court proceedings here: (https://shedrowconfessions.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/here-we-go-again-nevada-34-updates/). She continued to post at numerous forums vowing that `new information’ was coming in daily and alluding to filing suit against all responsible for the seizure of her horses as well as the rescue that paid their bail at the livestock yards and took them in. That rescue was Northeastern Nevada Equine Rescue aka NNER. For some reason NNER became the target of Dorothy and her supporters. They went to any lengths to discredit them and discourage people from supporting them. Big D went as far as to suggest NNER was `slimming down’ those horses to make her look worse. All this was because that due to the pending criminal case, NNER was asked by the authorities not to post intake pictures of the horses. So, NNER took the hit and continued to care for these animals without having the benefit of posting their pictures. Guess what? The trial is over. Dorothy accepted a plea bargain which saw her plead guilty on 5 counts of neglect. She will do 30 days in jail plus 48 hours community service on each count. She also has to pay a minimal fine on each count. Not nearly enough for the suffering her horses went through, but at least it’s over. Or it’s over until the next time she gets busted. Now, do you want to see what these horses looked like when they were seized?
So, there is a sampling of what Dorothy figured was adequate care. New pictures will be posted as they become available. The HGS people have redoubled their efforts in slandering this rescue and questioning their every move. As you can clearly see, there has been a long and expensive recovery for the majority of horses involved in this seizure. It was not NNER’s doing or fault these horses were seized. Dorothy has been caught in numerous lies and deceptions since all of this came to light, yet people still want to blame the rescue. Do you know who will pay the price for this sick little game of armchair critic? These horses will. They should be the only thing that matters at this point. You can help these poor animals in a number of ways. Share these pictures and the rescue’s contact details far and wide. (https://www.facebook.com/NortheasternNevadaEquineRescueInc?ref=ts&fref=ts) NNER also has a `chip in’ for hay you can add to and/or share around on social networking sites. (http://northeasternnevadaequinerescue.chipin.com/hay-to-help-buy-more-feed-for-the-fallon-horses-through-the-winter). If you go to their Facebook page, they are raffling off a side of beef for $5 a ticket. Anything will help and I don’t see it as wrong of them to be asking for help. These horses were in disgusting shape and they still have a way to go before they are ready for adoption. It won’t be easy to get them all adopted as Dorothy refuses to give up their papers or identify any of them. I don’t know that any of them are actually broke to ride or have been anything other than breeding stock. That makes it even tougher. Lets help these animals return to good health and find happier homes this year.