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 ***The Story Relayed in this weeks' newsletter may be disturbing to some.  The pictures are graphic and may be upsetting or may anger some.  Unfortunately, it is reality, a very sad part of life.  But Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary prides itself in 

truth-telling and transparency***

 

We will link you to the FULL story and the pictures we took at Dogpatch, via our Facebook Post at: 


https://www.facebook.com/EquineVoices/posts/2561740373879479?__tn__=K-R


The following story may be disturbing to some, but awareness and reality must be spread regarding this all-too frequent occurrence of animal abuse, abandonment and unnecessary death. Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary was contacted by a friend on Monday, January 6th about a dead horse found in the area of the Tucson city limits called “Dogpatch,” a desolate, remote area easily forgotten.


Since before 2013, "Dogpatch" has been known for it's being a "dumping ground" for both deceased and live horses and dogs. As our supporter drove down the dirt road near the dumpsite, he noticed a large mass in the road in front of a house which was 10-20 feet away. As he approached the dark mass, he soon realized what it was, and he could not believe his eyes. A once beautiful, spry, loving horse was discarded like the trash that was piled in heaps near him, like he also was something to be thrown away. No life left, no heartbeat, just lying there. 

A rope or bailing twine was laying under his front hooves.  


We tried to call numerous agencies such as the Arizona Department of Livestock, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, the Tucson Police Department, and 

the Animal Cruelty Task Force Message Line. 

 Each department passed us off to the next. They said that unless there was foul play suspected, they would not send any investigator out to investigate, 

that “nature would just have to take its course.”


Please link to our Facebook Page where you can read the posts, view videos, and see the pictures and misery for yourself.


Mark Mingura covered the story for KVOA News 4 Tucson:

https://kvoa.com/news/2020/01/08/residents-weary-after-finding-a-dead-horse-in-their-neighborhood/


 In October 2019, a Federal Law under section 48 of title 18, United States Code to "Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act" or the "PACT Act" was passed making animal cruelty convictions a Felony. 

Anyone violating this section shall be fined or imprisoned 

for not more than 7 years, or both. 


 Stephanie Weaver covered a story about this new law and told the story of our Apollo, one of the lucky ones. 

A handsome, gentle palomino who was discarded in Dogpatch with a cancerous tumor in his eye, left to die, without food or water.


https://kvoa.com/uncategorized/2019/10/25/house-passes-bill-that-makes-animal-cruelty-a-federal-felony/  


After we received a call from law enforcement back in 2016, about a horse that was abandoned in Dogpatch, we brought Apollo to Equine Voices, where we later treated his eye and ultimately had it surgically removed due to the severity of the cancer. Apollo was one of the lucky ones, unlike the innocent horse and dog that were found today, dead on the desolate road. This discarded horse, and possibly this dog, could have been saved, much like precious Apollo. 

PLEASE help us in rallying the community’s awareness and justice! 


These animals desperately need your help! 

CALL TO ACTION: 

What YOU can do today, to help these innocent victims of violent and deadly crimes against them, and express your outrage and call for action at the lack of action by our Law Enforcement Agencies: 

 CALL the Following: 


~ AZ Department of Livestock at #602-542-4373 

 ~The Department of Agriculture – Environmental Services at 

#623-445-0281 

~ Pima County Sheriff’s Department at 

#520-321-3704 OR 520-351-4900 

~ ADOT (if an any livestock is found on a state road  

#602-712-6512

 ~Tucson Police Department: #520-791-4444 

 ~The Animal Cruelty Task Force of Southern Arizona 

Message Line: 520-321-3704 


AGAIN, WE SINCERELY APOLOGIZE IF ANY OF THESE PHOTOGRAPHS OFFEND OR HURT YOU IN ANY WAY.  our goal is to bring awareness to the horrific atrocities that has been going on in DogPatch for several years! 


JOIN US SUNDAY, JANUARY 12TH at 130pm TO MEET AT THE CIRCLE K ON 9810 S NOGALES HWY, TUCSON, AZ 85706 HIGHWAY BEFORE WE JOURNEY TO THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTRY CLUB & OLD VAIL CONNECTION.  THIS DEMONSTRATION IS FOR REMEMBRANCE OF LIVES LOST AND A CALL FOR JUSTICE!


PLEASE CALL 520.398.2814 FOR MORE INFORMATION!

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!



     

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