2 contract workers caring for 2,000 horses at BLM’s Palomino Valley center

Palomino Valley Center

From: Mostly Dogs Forum
By: Mark Robison

The following comes from a press release sent out by Beverlee McGrath, who represents Hidden Valley Horse Rescue, among other groups:

Palomino Valley Center horses

Horses are seen at the BLM’s wild horse facility north of Reno in Palomino Valley.

What is happening to the 50,000 American wild horses now that the government has shut down? Who is feeding and watering the American wild horses that are currently stockpiled in federally funded holding facilities?

There are no government employees on site at the Bureau of Land Management’s Palomino Valley National Wild Horse and Burro Center, located 25 miles north of Reno, Nevada. Only two contract workers are on site to feed the roughly 2000 horses at the facility (the largest wild horse and burro short-term holding, adoption and processing center in America).

Animal advocates from the Hidden Valley Horse Rescue group have been making daily visits to PVC to ensure that someone shows up each day and that the horses are safe. President Shannon Windle is worried, “Thank you to all who are making that trip to check on the welfare of those horses. You’re making a huge difference for them!

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AUTHOR: Posted by Habitat for Horses Calaway
  • Connie Nelson

    Let them go…

    October 9, 2013
  • Robyn

    Thank you Horse Angels…..

    October 9, 2013
  • NLaurel

    It seems that staff to run people away from National Parks and Government land is “essential”, but it is NOT essential to care for 2,000 imprisoned mustangs.

    October 10, 2013
  • One way of solving the problem…set them free….

    October 10, 2013
  • Olga Matveeva

    I want to help!!!!

    October 10, 2013
  • Arlene

    The window remains open, what are we waiting for?????? Sign me up !!!!!!! There will be no better time to return them to where they have always belonged , ON THE RANGE

    October 10, 2013
  • sherriey

    isn’t there a law on animal abandonment? the federal gov should be held accountable! no one forced them to stockpile these once free american icons in the first place! they wanted to do this, they need to be held accountable for their actions! if i were the Humane Association, SPCA or one of the countless rescue groups that had clout, i’d start a law suit against the Fed.Gov. for just this!!!!! if enough of these groups did this, maybe help would be on the way for these victims of greedy gov/BLM bull crap!!!

    October 10, 2013
  • Monika Courtney

    The priorities are not in order. Once again, the responsibility to care that reflects humanity, professional horsemanship and real concern is not applied, there is no excuse, comes hell or high water – to abandon these corraled animals like this. In pens because of BLM “management” – their care beyond basic feed and survival must be upheld at any time and in any situation. The idiocy of shut down does not warrant this. Emergencies – how are they handled ? To a voice mail ? Colics ? Illness ? Injuries ? BLM is right on track to carry out their round ups, agendas and you name it. Yet to leave the horses in someone else’s care because we “shut” down or are not getting paid… is BS. The responsibility of BLM is self-serving, arrogant and deplorable. It reflects the pure dysfunctionalism dooming over the country, when sentient beings like these are basically left to “survive” if they are “lucky”… Shame on this government. It’s become a circus of biblical proportions.

    October 11, 2013
  • Nancy

    I was out there last Sunday…hardly any hay…what hay there was the horses were being very agressive…so what do we do…called KTVN Reno and KOLOtv Reno…they called no response…if the media can’t get an answer who can? who is this contractor anyway?

    October 13, 2013