Cathy Atkinson posted this mind numbing ad from the Oregon Horse Forum on FB. It's a real ad. Word.
I woke up for the day at 2 a.m. thinking about this kid, her mom and her birthday horse. A series of possible ads, posts and news breaking events kept running through my head. Here's my version of how this mess is going to play out. The first ad is the original posted by Cathy, the rest, well, you've been mugged.
We found him!
|Amelia's new "furever" friend, Honey Boo Boo II|
Pink Pony Saddle Set with Pad and bridal $75
It’s real light, easy for kids to put on the horse!
My daughter Amelia is turning 9 on July 24th. She is in the hospital after a tragic accident with a vicious horse. SHE COULD DIE ANY SECOND!!!!!! Me and my hubby have no savings, no insurance and are unemployed. Please PRAY FOR US!!!!!! A fund for Amanda has been set up at Shill Bank.
KGW-TV Clackamous County
|Owners said they fed the horse until it tried to kill their 9-year-old daughter.|
The horse was confiscated earlier this month. Reasons cited were a lack of shelter, water and grass for the animal. There was no visible feed on the property.
Sunshine Amyntas, owner of Die Trying Animal Rescue, off U.S. 17 in Clackmous County where the animal was nursed back to health, stated, "A veterinarian, appointed by a judge to evaluate the animals’ health, reached the decision to return the horse to its owners Saturday afternoon."
“The court put the vet in charge of the decision,” Amyntas said. “Whenever she says, 'It’s healthy enough to go home,' it goes home.”
Amyntas said Dr. B.J. Slacker visited the horse Saturday afternoon, vaccinated it, and decided the 11-month-old horse was healthy enough to return to its owners.
Last week the horses’ owners, Billy Joe Skittles, 53, and his wife, Louella Louise Beaver, 25, pleaded no contest to animal cruelty charges and were sentenced to unsupervised probation.
No-contest pleas allow defendants to enter a plea for sentencing purposes without admitting guilt.
The owners have said they fed the horse until it tried to kill their 9-year-old daughter. “We was promised a safe kids horse, you know, something our little girl could bond with,” Beaver said. “I think that sucker is bi-polar.”
Neither Skittles nor Beaver could be reached for comment on Sunday.