THANK YOU! Public pressure key in forcing action on distressed horses, officials say

Thank you to all AFA supporters who called and wrote. Don’t ever keep silent about animal abuse. Our voices combined are powerful!

And thank you Rob Schultz, WSJ reporter for calling attention to the story.

Doug Voegeli chuckled Thursday when he was asked about the estimated 1,000 phone calls and hundreds of emails that Dane County officials received this week from people concerned about the distressed horses in the town of Oregon.

“It’s been interesting,” said the county’s director for environmental health, who oversees the animal services office. “Effective, too. I’m not going to deny it.”

He said the calls and emails pressured the county to move quickly to help the 20 distressed horses owned or cared for by Mary Loeffelholz and kept on property on Highway D near Belleville.

“That pressure has also helped the horse owner realize that something needed to be done and quickly,” Voegeli said. “I think that has been done.”

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Public pressure key in forcing action on distressed horses, officials say.

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