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RE: [RC] Desperate Times for Horse Owners and for Horses - RHONDA LEVINSON

I have discovered that if your county allows you bury your horse on your own property, it is relatively inexpensive to hire an actual grave digger to come to your property and bury the horse.  It cost me $120 to have my horse buried.  I called a local church that operates a graveyard and asked them who they used.  They gave me two names and numbers. 


From: sherman@xxxxxxxxxxx
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [RC] Desperate Times for Horse Owners and for Horses
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 09:39:23 -0800

Here's what I found out today about putting a horse down in S. Nevada County, CA.  Farm call $67, drug and admin. $109, Hauling fee $165, disposal fee at renderer $135 for a grand total of $476.
The other option is to have the vet put him down, $67 plus $109, then haul the carcass (I don't like calling a horse a carcass) to the waste disposal site (dumps) and pay $80 there, total $256.
Personally, I'd rather be able to let the coyotes and vultures take care of the body. Cover them lightly with a straw, out of site and out of smell range. 'Course then drugs shouldn't be used to euthanize.

[RC] Desperate Times for Horse Owners and for Horses, sherman