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    Horses trapped by snow in northern BC

    An incredible story of people pulling together in -35°C temperatures to dig out horses trapped by the heavy snows in northern British Columbia.

    Residents of a small northern B.C. town didn't expect to spend the week before Christmas trying to rescue two horses stranded in the Robson Valley.

    Since last Monday, about 25 residents of McBride, about 210 kilometres east of Prince George, have been taking turns taking care of a three-year-old mare and five-year-old gelding trapped in two-metre-high snowdrifts in Renshaw, a popular snowmobiling spot accessible only by sled or snowmobile.

    "They were starving to death," said Matt Elliott, who went up with two friends to check on the animals, rumoured to have been abandoned by a hunter in September. "The snow painted them into a corner. It's amazing they are in the shape they're in for as long as they've been out there."

    The SPCA and a vet say the mare is likely suffering from rain rot, a skin infection, and frostbite. Both horses are weak but are expected to pull through.
    http://www.theprovince.com/story.html?id=1103841

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    That is an incredible story. Thanks for sharing it. The ability for human beings to be so compassionate and caring and also be so cruel is sometimes (often times) puzzling.

    I hope the man that abandoned them is charged. I feel our laws are far too lenient when it comes to the mistreatment of animals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelley View Post
    The ability for human beings to be so compassionate and caring and also be so cruel is sometimes (often times) puzzling.
    Kind of what I was thinking. This is such a people suck and yet, some people don't suck kinda story.

    I hope the man that abandoned them is charged. I feel our laws are far too lenient when it comes to the mistreatment of animals.
    Indeed.

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    Thumbs up

    Happy ending. The horses were walked through the trench to safety and are expected to survive.

    A great story of people pulling together. Merry Christmas all.

    http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/2...ed-horses.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Quad View Post
    Happy ending. The horses were walked through the trench to safety and are expected to survive.

    A great story of people pulling together. Merry Christmas all.

    http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/2...ed-horses.html
    Very good news!! Thanks for the update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Quad View Post
    Happy ending. The horses were walked through the trench to safety and are expected to survive.
    Excellent.

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    He wants his horses back!

    No surprise that he is a lawyer. It takes pretty big balls to try and claim horses that you sentenced to death but rescued by others.

    http://www.vancouversun.com/With+cou...214/story.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Quad View Post
    No surprise that he is a lawyer. It takes pretty big balls to try and claim horses that you sentenced to death but rescued by others.

    http://www.vancouversun.com/With+cou...214/story.html
    If he is willing to pay for the rescue effort and after reading the article I see no reason why he should not get them back. He does own them.
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