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Horses were so starved that they ate siding from a house

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A house in Quantico, Maryland, has been stripped of aluminum siding because horses at the property were so starved that they resorted to eating things that were not edible. According to The Daily News of Salisbury, many horses didn’t survive at the property of Barbara Pilchard – over two dozen horses, in various states of decay were found last week on Pilchard’s property.

Officials in Wicomico County are working to remove the dead horses from Pilchard’s farm – and necropsies are being completed to determine exactly what causes the horses to die. Judging by the condition of the house on the property, starvation seems to be at least partially, if not completely, to blame. The horses had resorted to breaking out the home’s glass sliders in an attempt to get inside of the house – apparently in an effort to find some source of food.

Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis expressed dismay over the shocking situation which he found when he visited the property on Friday morning. Lewis is quoted in the Daily Mail:

“I’m shocked at what I saw. I was absolutely appalled at the living conditions, not just of the horses and the animals, but also the homeowners. I’m shocked that anyone could live like that.”

Pilchard’s and her property have been reported to the authorities numerous times in the past, but nothing has ever been done to remedy the situation. Back in 1995, she was discovered to be in possession of over 200 cats – she faced charges, but they were apparently shelved by the court system.

The surviving horses from the farm are being seized and moved to an undisclosed location – no word on whether or not Pilchard will face charges.

(Screenshot via Daily Mail)

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12 replies
  1. Nadya Rossi says:

    So, the authorities knew this bitch was abusing/killing animals on her property for years and did NOTHING???

  2. JEANETTE says:

    what the hell is wrong with these judges and courts. animals need to be fed, plenty of clean water, and their poop picked up every day. that female should be put in a jail first, then some kind of home for folks who have a mental disorder.

  3. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    I cannot believe that they knew about this and did nothing!!! They are as much to blame as the Owners. I hope the Owners get charged with this abuse and go to PRISON!!

  4. pennysdachshunds says:

    This is ‘Beyond Belief”!!!! If Charges are NOT IMMEDIATELY filed against this Putrid Mass Murderer There SHOULD BE and FEDERAL INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED IMMEDIATELY!!! BECASUE SOMETHING VERY CROOKED IS GOING ON IN THE JUDICAL SYSTEM IN THAT STATE!!! Who the Hell is She related to or SLEEPING WITH???

  5. Barkley's Mom says:

    How heartbreaking that these animals suffered so and nobody, even though these people had been turned in several times, did anything. May they all rest in peace and may the ones that have been saved, find a better home.

  6. Bunny Peters says:

    Disgusting….. those poor horses…… She should be treated in the same way as she treated her horses……..

    She is definitely going to burn forever in Hell for her cruelty……

  7. Debbie says:

    Just sick when nothing is done to keep this from continuing. I pray the horses aren’t sent to a slaughter. DAMN! This is criminal. Picture those starving animals slowly daily dying! Trying to find anything to put in their stomach!!! This is pathetic that someone somewhere couldn’t at least check on these animals!!!! Please report crimes of this nature. Try to make sure someone gives animals food water and shelter. Appropriate shelter!!!! That is the bare basic minimum they need to survive. They can’t ask for help!!!!!!!! Be their voice!!!!! Report people who abuse neglect or starve their animals!!!!!!

  8. Donna L Hawkins says:

    What in the world!why was the cat case shelved? Why were reports not checked on !? Why!!!!!? Outrageous!

  9. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Because nobody keeps following up when they see that nothing is being done. It gets swept under the rug and nobody cares. Those poor horses, RIP

  10. Diana Rowell says:

    Some of these Judges, Animal Control officers and Sheriff deputies do NOT GIVE A F*** ABOUT ANY ANIMAL, ONLY THE PAYCHECK FROM THEIR LOCAL TAXPAYERS. The people in these counties who complain and complain about their dereliction of duty need to take control of THEIR EMPLOYEES and QUIT seeing these inept, corrupt people in charge as the end all. They are NOT the end all, they work for YOU. Otherwise, YOU are just as RESPONSIBLE for this lapse of over sight. Start protesting, voting out judges and sheriff, call local TV stations, post on ALL social media. Yes, it takes time and energy, BUT once this is completed, you can go back to your “normal lives”. OUT these selfish, greedy, lazy assholes for WHO THEY REALLY ARE. Then, and only then, will you see the changes you desperately want. Period!

  11. Nancy Raymond says:

    Pilchard needs to face FELONY ANIMAL ABUSE CHARGES! Exactly what more do these brain dead authorities need? This is not her first time abusing animals – these poor horses were so starved they ate siding – stick this bitch’s lousy ass in prison and let HER eat aluminum siding – she deserves no less.


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