Elk Grove Horse Rescue stolen over the weekend – CBS Sacramento
ELK GRIVE (CBS13) – A horse rescue in Elk Grove was robbed over the weekend. The thieves took off and then crashed a truck used to transport and feed the animals.
“First it was disbelief. It was like, ‘This is not possible’, then it was, ‘Oh my God,’ then I got mad,” Vicki Greene said, founder of Save Them All Horse Rescue.
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From anger to finding solutions, Greene is on a mission to maintain the home she built for neglected and abused horses.
“I just wish they understood what they took from us,” Greene said.
She founded the Rescue 11 years ago. On Sunday, a volunteer discovered that the Chevy was used to move animals to new homes, the vet, transport equipment, hay and food had been stolen. It was the only rescue truck.
A day later, Greene received a call from the California Highway Patrol.
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“Highway Patrol found him at 5 a.m. run over in Sacramento, abandoned,” she said.
The total truck was 20 minutes down the road near Watt Avenue. The manager was long gone.
“We’re putting up signs, which we already had, but we’ll be putting up more,” Greene said. “We’re going to have security cameras, to protect what we have.”
The non-profit now relies on the kindness of others to keep this rescue running smoothly.
“We will ask friends who have vehicles to help us do things. Feeding we will now do with a cart instead of a truck which takes a lot longer, but all of our horses will be fed,” Greene said.
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Greene said she only had liability insurance on the truck. Prior to the accident, the truck was valued at $5,000.