Update 3/14/13:
Bucky’s case was not heard on May 13 as previously planned. It has been continued to the end of May.  The date has not yet been confirmed as we are waiting for a specific judge to hear our case.

On May 13, 2013 is hopefully, finally Bucky’s day in court. One year ago, on March 11, Bucky died at STAR Ranch, 10 days after animal control took him away from his owner.

Bucky’s necropsy showed massive worm infestation throughout his entire body, including his brain. Bucky had no chance to survive this but had 10 wonderful days at STAR with meals every 3 hours, horse companions, meds and volunteers full of apples and carrots.

He died with his favorite volunteer holding his head in her lap and singing to him. We hope the judge will send a message that horse abuse and neglect will not be tolerated in Haywood County. We hope citizens will call sooner if they see a horse in trouble. 828-400-4940 anonymous