Poland | Chancza | Inspection of a problematic farm
We are asked by the veterinary inspection to visit a problematic farm in Chancza. The farm is described as a neglected place operated by an aggressive man who has problem with alcohol addiction. He has four aggressive dogs and an emaciated mare. Apparently, the owner is aggressive and not cooperative at all. The veterinary inspection had to ask police for their assistance to enter the farm. Nevertheless, we decide to check on this place without any support first.
At the entrance we are welcomed by four barking dogs. After a few minutes they become friendly and we can pet them. They are in a good condition, in contrast to their owners. The couple looks miserable and both are very skinny. They are very poor but there are no signs of drunkenness. The man is not very talkative but answers all our questions. We are taken to the pasture where the mare spends most of the day. She lives in an open stable. During the day she can walk around the yard. She is over 20 years old and is not worked any longer. She eats but is very skinny. It is necessary to examine her more closely in order to find the reason of her emaciation. We plan to call a veterinarian.
Some days later, we receive an unexpected information – the mare was sold. We decide to go back to Chancza to confirm if it is true. Moreover, we want to convince the farmer to castrate his three female dogs. The farmer admits that someone advised him to sell the mare in order to avoid the confiscation of the animal. He is very unhappy and regrets his decision. Luckily, has not changed his decision regarding the neutering of the dogs. We are taking them to the clinic. The dogs are returned to their owners three days later. They have been neutered and microchipped. At the end of our visit, we are writing down the address of the new owner of the mare. We will check on the condition of the mare and her new place when we are in the area.