This woman’s husband, Duane Chellevold, passed away last week. She is “selling/giving away” about 40+ purebred Egyptian Arabian horses of various ages. Many need immediate rescue from poor conditions, including a 23-yr-old mare just foaled a colt 5 days ago (the one being offered for $400). The woman told me she couldn’t manage the upkeep of so many horses. I had heard she was giving them away free, but then learned she is selling most of them at greatly reduced prices. Her name is Hertha Chellevold (480) 969-6609.
These horses need help YESTERDAY!! I went out to see the horses and was sickened by the condition of so many of them. There were probably 40 or more in unsheltered pipe corrals with little or no cover from the Phoenix sun and none had fly masks as protection from flies, dust or the sun (temps are in the high 90's, low 100's). Many drank from barrels of water that looked fouled. Almost all had eye infections, many with abscesses or eyes half closed, several with unknown skin conditions. Several were so thin that every rib showed and hip bones stuck out through the skin, appearing half starved. A stallion had gashes around his eyes and nose. There were many young ones (under 6 years old) that the woman claimed were Ferzon granddaughters. There were several that appeared to be in better condition, but coincidentally she was asking $500 or more for them, $2000 for one stallion, and various prices for others. One stallion she was offering for free was about 20 yrs. old (?) and had dropped rear fetlocks. Some had not been shod for quite awhile. There were several mares in foal – again, without shelter from the sun. Another horse appeared blind in one eye with flies crawling over its face.
The mare advertised for $400 just had a colt 5 days ago. Her eyes were swollen almost shut, infected, and covered with flies. If not already blind, she could barely see her foal as he tried to nurse. She looked in pain but was sweet and didn't seem to want to leave the comfort of my hands stroking her head. The colt was thin and all his ribs showed.
Any of the handful of horses that looked in much better condition were “not for sale”.
None were broke to ride. I was sick and near tears to see these conditions, and many of the horses came up to me at the pipe rails and leaned against my hands, as if begging to be rescued. I have no horse property, so it was agonizing to leave them behind.
Please post this so that hopefully some Arabian horse folks will be able to help these horses in time. I'm sure many of them would have a great future with rescue.
TO SEE HORSES, YOU WILL HAVE TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH OWNER TO COME IN THE AFTERNOON WHEN THE GATES ARE OPEN TO THE PROPERTY.
6241 S. 30th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85042 (Hwy 51 south, Exit University Dr/32nd St, Turn right on 32nd St. to Southern Ave., Right on Southern to 30th St., Left on 30th St. ¼ mile to driveway just past row of tall oleanders. Gate is only open when owner is showing in late afternoons/early evenings.)
Please help if you can to get these horses out of there ASAP!
I saw this also on another thread!!!!!!