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Horse Rescued From Auction House Has Best Response To Being Set Free

Offbeat  (tags: horse, rescued, freedom farm animal rescue, happy horse pics, short video included )

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Colleen L (3)
Monday August 7, 2017, 9:26 am
Fantastic news. Thanks Barb

Barb K (1685)
Monday August 7, 2017, 9:27 am
When Jamie Castano visits a livestock auction house, he feels overwhelmed by the number of animals in need of help.

“You stand there in a warehouse, and ... you see that there are thousands that are going to be killed today, and it almost makes you feel like, ‘What are you doing?’” Castano, founder and president of Freedom Farm Animal Rescue, told The Dodo.

Three weeks ago, Castano and a few sanctuary workers went to an auction to get pictures and videos of what was going on, though they hadn’t intended on rescuing any animals.

But their plans changed when Castano noticed a horse with “25” tattooed on her neck.

“I actually have the number 25 tattooed on my arm as a memorial for my uncle who had passed away,” Castano said. “So when I happened to see her, I was like, ‘Oh my god.’”

She was in a “direct ship” pen, which meant that she was being sent to slaughter right after she was sold, according to Castano. He also noticed that Joanie had a bunch of holes on both of her legs called “pin firing marks.”
“They give them to racehorses,” Castano said. “It’s pretty much like a shot of acid to freeze the tendon or muscle. So when they have an injury or they’re not performing their best, this is supposed to make them not feel that area. My vet had said, ‘Maybe four or five pin firing marks is almost normal,’ but she had 18 on each leg.”

Christeen Anderson (300)
Monday August 7, 2017, 10:02 am
She is now living the good life. Thank goodness.

Pat B (356)
Monday August 7, 2017, 11:01 am
Thank you, Mr. Castano for giving her the life that she so richly deserves. (and the many others).

Thanks, Barb xo

Lone F (58)
Monday August 7, 2017, 2:09 pm
Noted - thanks for sharing dear Barb

Glennis Whitney (393)
Monday August 7, 2017, 8:17 pm
Such a wonderful story. Thank you Mr Castano a wonderful savior. Thank you for caring and sharing Barb

Dawnie W (250)
Monday August 7, 2017, 8:42 pm
💙💚💜Noted...Lovely story.

💚💙💜Thank you...Barb.💙💜💚

💚😉💜ღ 💙Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺💜L💙ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all💜😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ღ💙😉💚

Arild Warud (174)
Sunday September 3, 2017, 3:22 am
TY Barb.
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