Let me introduce you to our cause. We need help raising 50k for a surety bond so we can appeal the General District Court decision compelling us to forfeit our equines. On January 24, 2019, as I was heading out to feed our horses, a knock on our door stopped me. I answered it. State troopers and Spotsylvania  Animal Control had a search and seize  warrant. They told me they were there to take the horses and all files, even laptops and cell phones. The warrant claimed the crime was “Code 3.2-6571 Cruelty to Animals,”  but Code 3.2-6571 is for animal fighting. This is the start of all that is wrong with this warrant and what they did. The warrant was for 170 Upshaw, yet they went to other addresses. I told the animal control those lots were not 170 Upshaw, and they ignored me. At the forfeiture hearing, a retired judge was called in. She kept pushing for everything to go fast. She stated I couldn't be expert on my own horses, but the county’s expert was asked to compare two pictures that were five days apart, and said the horse that looked better. The pictures were of two different horses. One horse has a star and one  horse has a stripe. They couldn't even keep the horses straight. They forfeited the horses and told I us we could appeal this decision if I put up 50k surety bond. But unless I put this amount up they will not allow me to appeal the decision. I feel this is against my legal right to due process.  They took these horses wrongfully, but for me to prove that I have to pay this bond. We have 30 days to pay this, or we will not be able to appeal or get out horses back.  Keep in mind king william sheriffs did this in 2016 and the judge ordered all horses to be returned. We have since filed a lawsuit on many of the individuals of the  king William sheriffs department  and others who had my horses due to the negelect that happened while in their care. Any help anyone could give would be appreciated Our links are as follows Website: Facebook page: Change petition:

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Cassy Newell Reed 
Aylett, VA
Harry Reed 
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