Collinsville connect coordinator sue clark on new pit pony
The pit pony can be seen for sale on the site for less than $100
“That horse, that horse is no longer a pit pony. But it’s not all just for show,” said the man, who did not want to be identified.
The new “live” pit pony is expected to go to “the zoo later this year.”
On April 30, the owner of the horse, a 12-year-old male called Jack, who’s been with him since January and has been a “live” pit pony for about 14 months, posted the picture of his new pony on Facebook.
A picture of his first live horse is below:
Pete, a 6-year-old male pit pony named Bucky, is also being considered a live horse by the owners. The current breeding stock is considered stable.
Pets must be spayed or neutered.
“They’re in here waiting, waiting for you to let them out of the enclosure,” the man told AL.com. “They’re in there holding hands and looking out for each other, and they’re the first thing you see for me. They’re my family and my neighbors.”
Pete has since been adopted by a family in the Dallas area and they are waiting to see how he will survive.
In June 2016, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby ordered pit bulls and mastiffs to be declared “dead” by breeders, who must be retired from breeding, but in the case of horses, the law would leave them intact at the euthanasia.
“It’s almost a crime to let these dogs stay here. These animals don’t have a choice,” said Shelby, who, like other Republicans, doesn’t believe that the animals should be kept in a facility. “I think it’s bad business sense.”
“We have expressed our concerns with the administration and believe it is best that we remain quiet,” he said.
There is nothing to indicate that any other animals in this enclosure have survived the procedure.
Buck, who appears to be 8 months old, is undergoing treatment at a local hospital and will be released to his family Tuesday, said Nancy Schreiber of St. Mary’s Valley Animal Hospital. Buck, she said, is still sleeping, eating and resting comfortably, according to hospital records