The Best Show Ever: Omega Horse Rescue, Scribbles the Horse & A 17-Year-Old Girl Named Brittany

March 8, 2013 at 5:57 PM | Posted in A Conscious Life, A Face For The Horrors of Domestic Horses Betrayed, Horses are NOT Livestock!, Save Our Horses NOW, Scribbles the Horse Rescued From Slaughter by Omega Horse Rescue, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Wild Mustang Horses being loaded onto truck for Auction where many "kill" buyers illegally front themselves as 'good homes' for these innocent horses. Auctions are no place for Sentient Beings.

Wild Mustang Horses being loaded onto truck for Auction where many “kill” buyers illegally front themselves as ‘good homes’ for these innocent horses. Auctions are no place for Sentient Beings.

This show, broadcast on March 2nd, 2013, was one of the best shows ever [according to my husband and colleagues].

I really have to agree, as it brings us face-to-face with the reality of what is happening to America’s beloved, gentle horses.

The story of Brittany Wallace’s horse winding up at an Auction in Pennsylvania and bought by a “kill” buyer…. all without Brittany or her family’s knowledge…. is a compelling story of both heartbreak, shock and finally triumph.

Thanks to Kelly Smith of Omega Horse Rescue, who happened to be at the Auction where Scribbles was bought and waiting in a pen to be boarded onto a trailer bound for SLAUGHTER, a miracle took place instead.

Kelly notices Scribbles in the holding pen, and she was bleeding profusely as an artery had been severed. She knew this horse would bleed to death without immediate Veterinarian care, so she took control by summoning the Veterinarian to care for the horse to save her life.

This sounds ironic, given she was headed for a horrifying end at a slaughter house in either Canada or Mexico. However, Kelly just could not turn her back on this sweet faced horse.

While the Vet was stitching up Scribbles [her name and origin were not known at the time], the Vet commented on how well behaved this horse was, and Kelly knew she had belonged to someone who must have loved her given her beautiful manners and patience all while being in unspeakable and excruciating pain.

Kelly, Thank God, bought Scribbles that day from the Kill buyer. She just could not live with betraying her and putting her in the Kill pen after all that she had been through.

Following her intuition and love for horses, Kelly nursed Scribbles back to health at The Omega Horse Rescue in Pennsylvania. She posted her story and face on her website http://http://www.omegahorserescue.com and other social networks, such as Facebook, as she does with all of her rescues.

Meanwhile, Brittany, a 17 year old living in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is devastated by her family dog’s death. To help work through her loss of one of her pets early one morning before school, she decides to write a paper for school on Horses.

While researching the internet, she discovers Omega Horse Rescue’s posting of Scribbles, and sees that the brown female horse in the photo looks just like her own childhood horse who was sold to a supposed ‘children’s petting farm’ and horse stables 5 miles up the road in Massachusetts.

Brittany was a competitive show horse rider, and thought that Scribbles had been left with a good home so she could continue to visit her even though she could not have her as a competitive riding horse.

To the Wallace family’s horror, Scribble’s new “Owner” in Cape Cod, Massachusetts was an apparently dishonest individual who refused to disclose the whereabouts of their horse… and to add insult to injury, this individual ignored their written, legal contract to offer the Wallace family the First Right of Refusal… which means that the Wallace’s would have had the opportunity to buy back Scribbles and match any price to do so.

Thus, it should not have been about MONEY that motivated the illegal sale of Scribbles. The story appears to unfold as a personal act to hurt the Wallace family, and ultimately an innocent horse.

When the Wallace family approached Kelly Smith at Omega Horse Rescue, there was a lot of trepidation on everyone’s part given the odds that Scribbles was indeed, Scribbles!

When Brittany asked Kelly to check for a very specific scar near her tail on the phone, Kelly came back to her and confirmed that the scar was exactly the horse-shoe shaped that Brittany had described! They both described the disbelief that by a miracle only God could bring to this Earth, this gentle soul was saved at the 11th hour from a slaughter bound trailer.

Brittany would have never known the horrifying end to her beloved family horse had it not been for this miracle one day in December 2012 in Pennsylvania.

This story is incredible to listen to with both Kelly and Brittany helping to bring a FACE to this “underground” world of domestic and wild horses winding up at slaughter, often without the owner’s knowledge.

The tear jerker in this story is that when Scribbles saw Brittany for the first time in a couple of years, and despite all of the abuse and terrifying moments she experienced during her dark journey with an abusive owner who ultimately sold her to slaughter….

Scribbles immediately recognized her best friend and started licking her and BOWING for Brittany, which was a trick that Brittany had taught her to do during her childhood years with Scribbles.

What an astonishingly sharp memory Horses have…. and this just proves to me and the world that they absolutely are NOT to be treated with such disregard. They are, indeed, Sentient Beings.

Please listen to this show in the Archives for March 2, 2013. It is truly incredible.

Please support Omega Horse Rescue… Thank you Kelly. God Bless our Wildlife, our Horses, our Natural World.

Brittany and Scribbles: Their story in the Equine Chronicle

The York Daily Record: Scribbles’ story with Omega Horse Rescue’s Valiant Act of Kindness

Brittany and Scribbles the Loved Horse
This photo was taken at Omega Horse Rescue during the reunion of Scribbles the horse and Brittany, her best friend and rightful Guardian.

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  1. Kelly, Founder of Omega Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation! Kelly is an amazing Lady, she has a BIG Heart for Animals, of all types, but Horses are her Passion!!! When I see Kelly interact with the Horses, it is like they become one, and know exactly what each is thinking!!!! Kudos to Kelly, for ALL her and her Volunteers, HARD work, to help the Horses, that NEED to be Rescued and LOVED!!!! Kelly is for sure the Lady to do that, for the Horses, and all the other Animals Kelly has Rescued, in ALL her years of Rescueing, the Innocent!!!! GODS Strength and Prayers to Kelly, and “Omega Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation”, An Animals Angel!!! Everyone who has ever had the Pleasure to Meet and Know Kelly, are touched in a way, they do not even know!

    Love you, Kelly, and SO PROUD of YOU and ALL YOU DO, and I feel so Blessed, to be able to call you FRIEND!!! Linda D. Fuhrman, York County, USA

    • Hi,

      Thank you so much for your love for our true American Heritage: Our Wild and Domestic Horses! All wildlife and domestic animals need all of us to speak up and be their advocate!

      Thanks to Omega Horse Rescue and to all legitimate rescue groups for their ACTION in this world to make it a better place.

  2. Beautiful story! Sadly, this is an all to common scenario, except not all horses escape like Scribbles did.I know others who thought their beloved horses were living at forever homes only to find them among the missing. In fact, one young girl I know has an eerily similar story as Brittany. Thankfully, her horse was seen on a kill broker website and she was able to buy her horse back before he shipped.

    • It is totally disgraceful that America, the land of freedom, has elected officials who turn their backs on this incredible social and political issue that needs to be addressed immediately.

      No horse in America should be sold to a “kill buyer” to be sent to slaughter [a horrific thing as it is often times crude, painful, inhumane, terrifying].

      God be with our rescue groups, and let’s all stand up and demand legal action by our local and national elected officials to step in and stop this. Is this not what they are elected for?

      Thank you for being a voice for the most innocent.


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