Why do people insist upon getting animals that they won't take care of??? It's just freaking infuriating for me to see someone take a perfectly healthy animal and neglect it to the point the animal is suffering. I just filed an online report with the SPCA (the county here is worthless in these matters) on my neighbor down the street. He got a beautiful painted horse right before Christmas, rode it up and down the street for a couple of weeks, but I guess his new toy has lost it's shine. The poor thing has been tied up in his front yard with water only, no hay, no grass, and is now in the process of becoming a bag of bones. It has gotten loose a few times, but never wanders far, because it's too busy eating the grass on the sides of our street. It's just standing there now, drooping it's head, feeling miserable. It makes me want to cry. I thought about going over there and asking to "borrow" his horse to mow my back area, but my dogs would go berzerk and it wouldn't solve this guy's mental attitude. I don't usually stick my nose in people's business when it comes to this kind of thing, but this is something I just cannot ignore. I think I would be just as guilty as he is if I didn't step up to the plate and say something after seeing what's going on. It's watching a murder and not reporting it. A freaking bale of hay is $8.00!!! He can afford a horse but not a bale of hay???