These horses are located at Camelot Auction House, 43 Brickyard Road, Cranbury, NJ. Proprietor is Frank: (609) 448-5225. CAMELOT ANSWERS THEIR PHONE BETWEEN 8 A.M - ABOUT 4:3O P.M. -- BUSINESS HOURS. BEFORE OR AFTER THAT YOU WILL GET THE MACHINE. To ensure you get your horse, if you leave a message, call again during business hours to confirm that they got the message, and wrote your ph. number, down correctly so that you actually get the horse. . .
TO PURCHASE ONE OF THESE HORSES, YOU MUST CALL CAMELOT! NOT HHER. PLEASE NOTE THAT HHER IS NO LONGER THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF INFORMATION OR RESCUE-CONTACT REGARDING THESE HORSES.
HELPING HEARTS WILL RETURN CALLS between 9 a.m. & 9 p.m. If you wish to leave a message, do it during those times. PLEASE DO NOT CALL BEFORE 8 A.M, OR AFTER 9 P.M., UNLESS OF COURSE THERE IS AN ACTUAL EMERGENCY THAT INCLUDES MAYHEM, DESTRUCTION, ARTERIAL BLEEDING OR SOME OTHER EMERGENCY THAT I MAY FIND OF INTEREST. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COURTESIES IN THIS REGARD. ***
In an attempt to assist some of these horses homes before they ship, I list them here. The horses are the property of Camelot Auction House -- any interested parties will be dealing with Frank Carper, the proprietor. Helping Hearts is in NO WAY "vetting" prospective buyers NOR placing these horses with Adoption Contracts. My hope is to help these animals avoid an excruciating death and find themselves back in positions where they can be loved and be productive for someone, rather than being the 'cast-offs' they've become, thru no fault of their own.
IF YOU CALL OR GO TO LOOK AT THE HORSES, be polite to the proprietor. We want to keep the lines of communication open. He did NOT put these horses in their predicaments, their irresponsible owners did, he's cleaning up their messes. He's a business man, if you purchase a horse from the Feed Lot, you will be paying meat price - he will get that price whether he gets it from you or via the slaughter pipeline. Also, do not call just to "kick tires" or ask random questions - - call only if you are serious about pulling one of these horses to safety.
If you purchase a Feed Lot Horse -- Please plan your Isolation/quarantine accordingly - check this website for info:
Our Camelot Effort featured on News 12, New Jersey -- Nov. 28, 2010
Meet Helping Hearts and Camelot Horse Weekly - - Channel 12 News, Reported by Matt Murphy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B5yMucqy
Donations have been down, but our rescues are still eating, getting their vet care, vaccinations etc. just as hay, feed and bedding costs are rising. No amount is too small because it all adds up. Please consider Paypal'ing or mailing a donation to HHER, we are a 501(c)3 and all donations are deductable as allowed by law. Paypay - mailto:email@example.com%20~ Mail- Helping Hearts, PO Box 342, Perrineville, NJ 08535. “Alone we can accomplish a little, together we can accomplish a lot for horses in need”
11/20: #57, now known as Dolly, is coming to HHER after QT -
These 8 feedlot horses are located at Camelot Auction House, 43 Brickyard Road, Cranbury, NJ. Proprietor is Frank: (609) 448-5225. CAMELOT ANSWERS THEIR PHONE BETWEEN 8 A.M - ABOUT 4:3O P.M. -- BUSINESS HOURS. BEFORE OR AFTER THAT YOU WILL GET THE MACHINE. To ensure you get your horse, if you leave a message, call again during business hours to confirm that they got the message, and wrote your ph. number, down correctly so that you actually get the horse.
#216 - Bay Gelding, Paso Fino, 15+years old, 15.1hh, $425, rode through willingly at a "stroll" Total w/fees and tax $583
#347 jenny donkey, approx. 11 hds. Approx. 2 yrs old. Nervous in pen, led quietly thru the ring. $250.Total w/fees $390.50
Thursday note: This young jenny must have settled in fairly well over night as she didn't seem nervous today. She was easy to catch, led fairly well and stood quite patiently for her picture to be taken.
#348 black aged pony gelding 12.hds. He was a tad grumpy but warmed up easily and loved treats. Rode thru quietly w/t with a halter and lead rope. $175.Total w/fees $308
Thursdays note: Camelot says this guys is around 15 years old. He was super friendly, easy to catch and, as Lynsey said, quite the Cookie Monster! One of the things I found most endearing about this guy was that he had befriended the two donks and made it his job to "protect" them from the other ponies in the pen. The only time he appeared grumpy was when the other ponies would try to get near "his" donks.
#349 9 hd 7 yr old bay mini mare $200. sweet in pen enjoyed treats, led thru the ring. Total w/fees $335.50
Thursdays note: This little mare is super cute. Camelot said she hadn't had a ton of handling, but she was friendly, polite and stood beautifully for her picture. And yes, she too loved her treats.
#388 14.1-14.2 hd 10-12 yr old TWH horse $ 360.00 rode gaited, rode thru the ring with 389, seemed green but willing.
Total w/fees $511.50
#389 14.1-14.2 7 yr old $360.00 TWH Rode thru gaited, rode in the ring with 388, seemed green but willing.
Total w/fees $511.50
#422 13.1 hd 2 yr old gelding $200.00, rode thru the ring w/gait on a loose rein
Total w/fees $335.50
#426 15.2 ± hd paint gelding $325.00, rode thru walk seemed to be off on rear possible Left Total w/fees $473
Scroll down to read important information about purchasing a Feed Lot horse:
NOTE: ALL AVAILABLE INFO on these horses is posted. If it's not listed, we don't have it. We do our best to post all info given on each horse, in the less than 2 minutes each horse is run thru the sale-ring. It's NOT going to be a book, please remember, this is rescue. If you're not happy with the quality of the photos, you will have to wait for Sarah's photos.Additionally, registered names are NOT made available to anyone other than the buyer of the horse. This is a policy of Camelot Auction/Sales. The rescues are NOT privy to that information.
If you are unsure about purchasing an 'unknown quantity" from the sale list, consider adopting a horse that's been pulled by a rescue. We get them in, QT them, vet them, evaluate them for training and temperament, often put training into them and the adoption contracts give you a safety net, should the horse NOT work out. Adopting from a rescue allows us space to save another and repeat the process. YES, the adoption fee is more than the pull fee, but is is LESS than what YOU would spend to get a horse out of the Pen and up to that point.***
OK, this has been eating at me for quite a while. Everyone is fully aware that the rescues have been quite successful for the past 10 months, ensuring that no horse is left behind in the Camelot Feed Lot. That includes the folks who consign their horses to the sale. I'm sure they believe that either way, be it private sale or the Feed Lot, their horses will be safe, "The rescues will take care of him".
This has occured to the point of sending sick and injured horses thru the sale, with the idea that a rescue will get him/her and nurse the animal back to health. Well, in a couple instances rescues pulled injured/compromised/ill horses and due to the depth of the medical conditions, had them euthanized. In one case, we were then harrassed endlessly by the previous owner and his friends for making that decision -- totally, utterly ridiculous, but it happened. In another case, the horse died of his illness before he could be pulled; in other cases, horses have been purchased out of the Kill Pen, only to die at their new homes -- either from the illness they were consigned with OR from an illness they caught while going thru the auction system -- viral pnuemonia has been deadly on several occasions -- the animals contract it because the stress of going thru the sale weakens their system.
Additionally, it's a fact that the MAJORITY of the private buyers that purchase outright during the auction are other dealers. . . every week, at least half of the horses that get purchased outright during the sale, often more than half, are bought by dealers. Those horses are destined to run thru other auctions, often MULTIPLE auctions, withthe final result that they STILL wind up on a truck headed for a slaughter plant in Mexico or Canada. OR they are returned to Camelot in 3-4 weeks if they're not 'flipped' quickly enough as dealers need to keep moving their 'inventory'. Their value doesn't go UP as they travel that circuit, it often goes down, and they are in danger of injury or illness thru the whole ordeal which could seal their fate --- sold straight to a meat buyer.
Finally, owners/consignors need to keep in mind that the rescues have no control over who purchases a horse once the horse IS in the #10/Feed Lot -- remember that Camelot Sales is a public business. We call 3 to 4 times daily to see what horses are still waiting and what horses have been sold. Anyone and everyone can contact Camelot to purchase a horse out of #10 -- anyone. Many, many are sold and we have no idea where they went. That is why, several months ago, HHER/LibertyEquine/OHAAT/BriteFutures stopped referring to the no-longer-available horses as SAFE and started to mark them as SOLD instead. My guesstimate is that 80% of the #10 horses truly wind up "SAFE" w/rescues or private rescuers, the rest, we just don't know. . .
Soooo, all of the horse owners out there who choose to consign their horses, feeling confident that they will be 'saved' regardless, don't be so confident. I've seen a lot since I've begun cataloging the horses . . . and I'm certainly not. In fact, it just gets more and more discouraging.
"When I'm here and people are picking up a horse, I always tell them NOT to vaccinate right away when they get home. I think that most people listen, but then I hear stuff from people that their horse got sooooo sick, etc. etc. The first thing I ask is if they vaccinated their horse right away when they got home. The ones with the very sick horses always answer 'Yes.'
If you wish to assist Helping Hearts in our Rescue efforts, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to us. Please consider Paypal or snail mail your donation to Helping Hearts, PO Box 342, Perrineville, NJ 08535.
YES, The adoption fee will be higher than the Feed Lot Pull fee, but it will also be LESS than the actual out-of-pocket expense of evaluating and caring for these horses.
THEY HAVE BEEN QUARANTINED, HAVE BEEN HEALTH CHECKED AND EVALUATED AND EVEN TRAINED UNDER SADDLE. THAT OPENS A SPACE FOR THE RESCUE-ORG. TO SAVE ANOTHER.
AND, if the horse does NOT work out, most rescue contracts stipulate that the horse is to be returned to them, with notice.
During our tenure of cataloging the Camelot Feed Lot horses ~~
from Nov. 4, 2009 thru Aug. 21 , 2010 ~ 1,098 horses have been saved from slaughter through our efforts and networking with other rescues and individuals.
Thank You Everyone for Your Support!!
Euthanasia Fund: Most folks think of rescue as "SAVING" in capital letters: Removing an animal from a bad situation and giving them a new life. We do that as best we can. Most of our rescues go on to live full, useful, loving lives with their new families/owners. But sometimes, 'saving' is not 'capital letters', but small letters. Those are the individuals who wind up being too ill to recover; or due to age/maintenance issues spend their remaining time on earth with us as permanent residents, OR those we take in specifically to ease their pain and suffering. Whatever time they have left, we make sure they are loved and cared for. And we ensure them a peaceful end in a loving setting, rather than enduring a horrific trip to a horrific ending in compromised physical condition. Help us to ease the journeys of these needy horses - - it's the final act of dignity and respect.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Donations to our euthanasia fund may be sent to Helping Hearts Equine Rescue, PO Box 342, Perrineville, NJ 08535 or visit their website at http://www.freewebs.com/hher/ to make an online donation.Please specify if you are donating toward this fund vs. our general care funds.