This story came across my desk today by one of our admins, Kimber. It seems that horses in Beverly. Kansas are being neglected to a severe degree. Here is what the original post had to say:
These pictures are from the "stables" of a man named Rich Barlet, at 510 E Third in Beverly, Kansas. He does live in the same town, ask anyone in town they will point to his home. The horses are next door and behind the home of Travis Rider mothers house. When this "man" started with his idea of buying horses he had 20. He now has 7 remaining. The rest have died. At one point the dead horses were just laying on the ground with the others. He buried one, had another buried. I have no idea what happened to the bodies of the rest. Also, there are pigs and chickens. The pigs appear to be taken better care of, maybe because he can eat them. I don't know. Maybe because he is a beep beep that abuses animals. I believe that is closer to the truth. As of Sunday when we were there, the horses where eating their own feces and the bark off the trees because they had not eaten 9 DAYS. No water either. As of today, 14 DAYS. He did give them a bucket of water today. How f***in' sweet. The local news have been out, he feed them then. The police came out, to save face, he fed them then. That was months ago, nothing has been done since. No animal control. No tickets. NOTHING!!! Someone help me change this. Or if you want a horse you could just go pic one up, he wouldn't notice. They are super friendly. Please! They need the help.
You can see the photos on The Pawz Cauze Show's Facebook Page. We MUST help these voiceless creatures. Call and write to the following people: Animal Control, contact Matthew Lipinski at (978) 921-6000 x2361, Sheriff office: 785-524-4479, City Hall: 103 N Main St, Beverly, KS 67423 (785) 436-2363 City Clerk is Joyce Poulton.