Since writing this story we found out that Hooved Animal Rescue of Thurston County has no idea which horse died but one did die of ruptured intestines, we have also noted in other stories to come that at no time have they ever showed a picture of Quinn, the pig seized at the time, we also learned that both of the Great Danes lost multiple toes and both lost their tails as a result of the abuse they suffered while in the care of HAROTC.
This is an old story from my blog originally published on January 14th 2012 but because we are hearing so many new stories I felt it important to start adding what I do know and what I have learned and confirmed over the past 8 years about this new animal rescue scam.
UPDATE: We Have Learned That One Of The “Healthy” Horses Has Died – Cat The 15 Yr Old Mare,At The Hands Of The Care Of Her Rescuers, Hooved Animal Rescue of Thurston County, No Reason Has Been Given and Ms Turner Was Not Allowed To See Her Or Have A Vet Check Her. At This Point All She Knows Is That The Horse Has Died and Is Scheduled For A Necropsy By A Vet Who Is Not Accredited To Do Necropsies. This Was One Of The Seemingly Better Off Horses That They Have Had In Their Possession For About 4 Months, (Please Keep In Mind This Is Not In The Newspapers and They Consistently Say That The Female Horses Are Fine and The Male Is Coming Along Very Well) Why Isn’t This On The Front Page??? The Last Report On 12/3/2012 (That I Can Find) Says The Horses Are Doing Well and Days Later One Is Dead?
Maybe it is just that the reporters screw things up, but when you start to follow some of these stories it makes you just scratch your head…
But… Look closer: This is classic, subliminal programming designed to evoke an emotional response, designed to make this woman a monster, to get you emotionally involved and attached to the story, to ensure that there is a conviction and that you will never question. I have only included a couple of many stories but it will give you an idea of what is going on.
All Of The Articles Include:
1) The Woman’s Full Name
2) The Woman’s Age
3) Her Home Address
4) Her Court Dates
5) The Animals Names
6) Close Up Photos Of The Animals
By Giving You All Of This Information The “Monster” Has A Name, A Face, and You Become Emotionally Involved In The Story, Just The Fact That They Report Every Week About Trivial Things, One Dog Gained 3 Lbs Or That They Are Doing Well Is Keeping You Engaged and Involved, But Most Importantly Emotionally Attached.
This Is The First Woman Being Charged With The New Animal Control Laws In The State, They Have To Make An Example Out Of Her, She Is A “Test Run” They Have To Convince You That The Total Utter Destruction Of Your Civil Rights Is “Good”,
They Have To Convince You They Are “Protecting Animals” And That It Should Happen At All Costs, Just Like With The Patriot Act.
Even More Sinister Is That They Are Giving You All Of Her Personal Information… Are They Hoping That Someone Will Come And Kill Her, Hurt Her, Or Destroy Her Property So They Have Another News Story, Maybe Save The Cost and Expense Of Going To Court?
You Also Have To Ask Yourself Why They Took The Horses, Dogs and A Pig But Left All Of Her Chickens, and Rabbits.
Here is an example
Animals seized in Boston Harbor areaTony Overman The OlympianRay Spragg and Erika Johnson of Thurston County Animal Services escort two Great Danes removed from a farm on Boston Harbor Road on Wednesday.BY NATE HULINGS; Staff writerPublished: 09/15/11 1:42 am | Updated: 09/15/11 1:42 am
Animal Services officers assisted by the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office went onto the property in the 6300 block of Zangle Road Northeast, near Boston Harbor just before 11 a.m. and removed the animals. The Great Danes, one male and one female, are underweight and looked emaciated, Animal Services officer Erika Johnson said.
A veterinarian gave the four seized horses a checkup Tuesday, concluding the three mares and emaciated stallion were in poor enough health for authorities to act.
The stallion was “on death’s door,” Hooved Animal Rescue vice president Teresa King said Wednesday.
This is not the first time Animal Services has come to the residence on calls concerning animals, Johnson said. The resident is not being named because she has yet to be charged.
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Cassandra Jones was on site and said she didn’t want to speculate on possible charges until she receives the report.
Some animals seized at farm near Olympia show signs of improvementAnimal Services takes part in a seizure near Boston Harbor Road Wednesday.NATE HULINGS; Staff writerPublished: 09/15/11 4:52 pm | Updated: 09/15/11 5:00 pm
Animals seized near Olympia are under veterinary care and showing signs of improvement, Animal Services officials say.
The two Great Danes have gained two pounds each but remain in critical condition, said Animal Services director Susanne Beauregard.
Things are looking better for the small cattle dog, which was not as emaciated as the Great Danes.
Animal Services and the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office went onto the property in the 6300 block of Zangle Road Northeast, near Boston Harbor, late Wednesday morning and removed the animals. Animal Services can be reached at .
Woman charged with animal cruelty
6 counts: Emaciated animals seized at her home last month
JEREMY PAWLOSKI | Staff writer • Published October 18, 2011
A 28-year-old woman is charged with three counts of felony animal cruelty and three counts of misdemeanor failure to provide humane care in connection with an animal seizure at her home in the 6300 block of Zangle Road on Sept. 13.
Rebecca Lynn Turner was charged late Friday with the six counts in Thurston County Superior Court. She must appear before a judge for her arraignment Oct. 25, court papers state.
Two of the first-degree animal cruelty counts are for the alleged negligence in caring for the two Great Danes, named Raja and Nemesis. As of Friday, both dogs were recovering at a local veterinary hospital. Both dogs had gained approximately 37 pounds.
WAIT A MINUTE I THOUGHT ONE GAINED 33 AND ANOTHER GAINED 38 POUNDS, WERE ARE THE DETAILS?
Another first-degree animal cruelty count is for alleged negligence in caring for a 4-year-old paint stallion named Carlos. Court papers do not update the current status of Carlos’ health. The horse lost a dramatic amount of weight since he was purchased by Turner in April. “No apparent reason exists for the lack of weight on this horse … other than lack of food.”
The misdemeanor counts of failure to provide humane care are for alleged negligence in caring for a 22-year-old Arabian mare named Sassy, a 15-year-old Arabian mare named Cat, and a 2-year-old paint mare named Chevrolet. Those three horses were in poor condition but were not as severely emaciated as Carlos, court papers state.
Read more here: http://www.theolympian.com/2011/10/18/1842474/woman-charged-with-animal-cruelty.html?storylink=fb#storylink=cpy
Washington Woman Charged With Starving Several Animals
October 20, 2011 7:14 AM
Photo shows two Great Danes that were seized from the home of Rebecca Lynn Turner in Olympia. (credit: Joint Animal Services of Olympia)
OLYMPIA, Wash. (CBS Seattle) — A Washington woman could face years behind bars for allegedly starving several animals.
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office has charged Rebecca Lynn Turner with three counts of felony animal cruelty.
Eight animals were seized from her home last month during a raid. Joint Animal Services of Olympia took hold of four horses, three dogs, and one pot-bellied pig.
Animal Services described the dogs as drastically underweight when taken from Turner’s home.
“Both dogs have gained a tremendous amount of weight. The female has gained 37 pounds and the male has gained slightly less in the short time that we have had them.”
The horses and pig also showed signs of starvation when they were seized.
Turner will be arraigned on Oct. 25.
2 dogs, pig, horses seized in Olympia area recovering well
Two Great Danes described as “critically thin” two months ago after being seized from an Olympia-area residence have gained considerable weight and are recovering in foster homes, according to Animal Services officials.Courtesy of Erika Quinn JohnsonNATE HULINGS; Staff writerPublished: 12/03/11 4:36 pm | Updated: 12/04/11 7:12 am
Two Great Danes described as “critically thin” two months ago after being seized from an Olympia-area residence have gained considerable weight and are recovering in foster homes, according to Animal Services officials.
Raja, the female, weighed 66 pounds at time of the raid and is now 113 pounds; Nemesis, the male, has gained 38 pounds. He came into the shelter weighing 77 pounds, said Connie Patterson, Animal Services’ shelter manager.
The four horses that were also seized are improving and receiving care from Hooved Animal Rescue, including Carlos, a 4-year-old paint stallion. The stallion was in the worst condition of the four, given a 1 rating on a body-condition scale of 1-10. Carlos is now rated a 5 and is becoming more active, Patterson said.
Rebecca Lynn Turner, 28, was charged in October with three counts of felony animal cruelty and three counts of misdemeanor failure to provide humane care. A pretrial hearing is scheduled next week; her trial is tentatively scheduled the week of Jan. 16.
None of the animals seized has been adopted, pending the result of the trial.
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