Jerry Finch, President/Founder of Habitat for Horses, recently made a visit to the Montana Large Animal Sanctuary, where hundreds of llamas, along with other animals, are dying daily as we try to get them to safety. Please see http://rtfitch.wordpress.com
This is Jerry's most recent update:Subject: MLAS - Saturday a.m. Status Report
Depending on the weather, today should see the movement of five horses from the ranch and around 20 from the pasture. Monday and Tuesday will see all the remaining horses leaving. At that point all the equine will have been removed.
Monday the camels will be gelded and feet trimmed.
Farm Sanctuary is being held up by the vet not returning the phone call. Whomever sees the vet today, ask or TELL him to get in touch with them.
I know that all of you are trying very hard on your assigned jobs. None of this is easy, but to add a bit of emphasis on the urgency...
Yesterday I walked out among a lot of animals and saw far more than I really wanted to see. From the camels to the pigs to the llamas to the sheep to the geese to the cattle and horses, I can honestly say that I did not see a single animal that was in perfect health. Every single soul on that ranch is suffering from human neglect.
Most of you don't know me. Suffice it to say that I've witnessed a lot of animal suffering over the years. This one is getting to me, just like the Three Strikes ordeal. The parallels are amazing.
That isn't the point. The animals are suffering each hour and they all depend on us and no one else to bring them back to life. If we don't act quickly, many more will die.
The bodies that are stacked up are all recent, and there are a lot of them. Llamas are dying faster than they can be buried. Babies are dropping that will die in the snow this weekend. They absolutely MUST be moved - now.
Please, for the life of these animals, do whatever you have to do to get them to a safe place. There is no time left for many of them.
Habitat for Horses, Inc.
PO Box 213
Hitchcock, TX 77563