Galetta auction, Ontario - 10/11/08

Saturday, October 11, 2008 - 10:15
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10/11/08 Galetta auction, Ontariov150_img_d9797_170_thumb
Animals’ Angels investigators visited the Galetta auction near Dunrobin, Ontario. The conditions and handling of the horses was generally satisfactory. Hay and water was available to the majority of horses, and none of the pens were overcrowded. The auction holds horse sales twice a year, in the fall and in the spring selling approximately 70 horses during this sale. Prior to the sale the investigators noticed one horse that was blanketed, apparently to cover up her severely emaciated condition. After partially removing the blanket the deplorable state of this mare incited the investigators to look further into how she arrived at the auction, and to contact the SPCA regarding her condition. The auction would not allow the mare to be sold in the ring, but to ‘Penny’s’ great fortune she was purchased directly by someone who plans to nurse her to health, and provide a permanent and loving home. Animals’ Angels is continuing to follow-up on the origins of Penny to ensure that other horses do not face the same neglect in the horse trade in the region