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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Save Honey Boy

Argyle Horse Rescue Group Works To Save Neglected Animals

Ranch Hand Rescue

"He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant, German Philosopher

"Save Honey Boy" Horse Loses 800 Pounds from Neglect - BigCountryHomePage
Reported by: Michelle Ashworth - KTAB TV
Wednesday, June 08 2011

Bob Williams has welcomed a new visitor to Ranch Hands Rescue, a severely malnourished horse named "Honey Boy."

"We have to grind up his food. We have to soak up his hay and all of his food because he can't chew it," said Williams.

Williams says Honey Boy's former owner in Brown County left the horse tied up with minimal food and water for months, and the neglect may have been going on for years. When news of his condition reached the owners of Steves' Market and Deli in Brownwood, they jumped at the chance to lend a helping hand.

"It was shocking just to see the animal and the condition he was in, it's our responsibility as good neighbors to help our neighbors in Argyle to take care of an animal in Argyle that came from our area," said Steve Puckett and Steve Harris in Brownwood.

The ranch relies on donations to be able to rehabilitate abused and neglected animals, so they are creating a "Save Honey Boy" fundraiser to make sure he gains the 800 pounds he has lost.

"Once you find out, once you know something is going on, you have to stand up. You know you can take two roads, you can either stand up or you can just turn a blind eye," said Harris.

Not turning a blind eye on Honey Boy, Puckett and Harris got the ball rolling by making a $100 donation of their own.
Brownwood media responds
Brown County Horse Sent to Rescue Ranch
"it takes dedicated people to pick up where Law Enforcement leaves off."
Denton County's Deputy Kirk Sissney