- Report: #473098
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Orphan Acres, Inc.
Orphan Acres, Inc.1183 Rothfork Rd Viola, Idaho U.S.A.
Orphan Acres, Inc. Horses transferred to this "rescue" facility have been deliberately starved and shot Viola Idaho
*Consumer Comment: Don't Believe Everything You Read
*Consumer Suggestion: Freedom to choose
*General Comment: This is Ridiculous!
*Consumer Comment: Response to Ms. Ezzell
*Consumer Comment: Do Not Donate to Orphan Acres Equine Rescu
*Consumer Comment: Website removed by unknown party 2-24-2012
*Consumer Comment: Orphan Acres Horses Are Indeed The Forgotten Horses
*Consumer Comment: Photos Of "Blue Magoo," 6-30-09 ISDA Investigation, Case No. AC09-0220
*Consumer Comment: Arabian Horse Association OPPOSES Horse Slaughter
*Consumer Comment: One more example:
*Consumer Comment: Response to Consumer Comment #2
*Consumer Comment: Response to Consumer Comment #1
*Consumer Comment: Lies do not help rescues, they just hinder helping the horses
*General Comment: author of "orphan acres ripoff" is the real ripoff
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This facility misrepresents itself as a rescue operation and deliberately mistreats many of its rescued animals, specifically depriving special needs animals by deliberate starvation. This facility's website make claims of rescue and rehabilitation. In truth, this facility manifests the very conditions it claims to be protecting many animals from, and is soliciting for donations on the Internet and to the public and to charities and grant foundations as well.
The Humane Society of the United States is involved with the investigative efforts by state officials.
Please see http://crueltyatorphanacres.blogspot.com for further information about this investigation and photos.
Issues include but are not limited to: housing of 11 stallions, accidental breedings, deliberate starvation of special needs animals, inhumane confinement, unsanitary and unsafe conditions, lack of shelter for the majority of animals, a private breeding operation which accounts for 2/3 of the animals purported to be "rescues," inhumane euthanasia, improper disposal of carcasses, and fraudulent claims on its website such as associations with local law enforcement.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/24/2009 04:49 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Orphan-Acres-Inc/Viola-Idaho-83872/Orphan-Acres-Inc-Horses-transferred-to-this-rescue-facility-have-been-deliberately-sta-473098. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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