Patches was a small pony from a small town , Rupert Idaho, with a population of less than 6,000 residents. Everyone knew Patches as his pasture and family yard are right on the main corner. He was often tethered to the tree in the front yard so that children in the small community could visit him.
His family that includes 3 children under the age of 5 adore Patches and wonder why they can't find him.
On Saturday night, September 5th, unknown individuals cut the rope that tethered Patches to his tree. They attached him to their vehicle and dragged him for more than a mile on asphalt and then down a gravel canal bank, ripping the skin from his body. He was tortued and left there still alive to suffer through the night. He was found the next morning barely able to stand and had to be put down.
We know somebody must know about this. These individuals MUST BE FOUND!
We are raising these funds to offer as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of these sick individuals that destroyed Patches and broke the hearts of his family and this community.
Nothing will ever bring back Patches or remove these disturbing, horrific images from the minds of the citizens of Rupert.
Justice WILL come for Patches! We ask for your help to find these sick, evil, horrifying individuals. Even $5.00 will make a difference.
There is a dedicated crew of dozens working together and donations will help make this happen faster and more easily. To follow progress in our efforts, you can join us on Facebook at: Justice for Patches.
Thank You for sharing and supporting our family and this community.
R.I.P Patches.... we will miss you
- Kathleen Slinger