A while back I began reciving emails from a woman with a case eriely similar to mine, so with her permission I am posting her story. This story gave me chills because it shows how arrogant some of the officials in Riverside County have become. As the saying "if you give a mouse a cookie" goes look what happens when you give some people a little bit of power.
DEAR, DEAR Sarah,
I am so glad to hear fromyou. I am so paranoid that I thought Animal Control, et al was sucking my messages off.
Since I have so much stuff and am not too computor savvy, could we possibly meet in person.
I know that our story should be a world wide scandal.
One of the first and worst things that happened is that Scott Walker - owner of the Walker Team Coldwell Banker _ had the Water turned off to his ranch - thus depriving our horses of water (March 2008) lesly heunnekens is the bully racist agent who worked with walker to torture our horses. This is well documented. I have to subpoena the records from the water district. But they confirmed that scott walker had the water turned off before they got paranoid. walker lied to our investigators about this.
Another big problem that I haveis that my Husband, Franklin, has SEVERE PTSD (POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER) FROM VIETNAM. He also has brain damage and is paralyzed. The horses and dogs are our LIFE!!! But Franklin cannot handle any of this. He will not tell anyone about it. Franklin is VERY WELL KNOWN IN THE THOROUGHBRED RACING INDUSTRY. HIS INJURIES AND EGO PREVENT HIM FROM GETTING HELP AND REPORTING THESE MONSTERS.
Franklin is also Black. We are both oblivious to this fact. But every where we have gone in the l;ast 14 yrs. the minute group of racist bullies have used false complaints to animal control (in San Diego from '96 to '06) to harass us. The year preceeding the starvation there were at least 3 complaints that Riverside Animal control responded to. One of the agents even told our groom that our horses were "the best lookoing horses in Riverside County."
But since we were displaced by the fire (Nov. 9, 2007 is when we moved our horses to Scott Walkers ranch. Jason lopez claimed to be the owner. We never saw our horses in daylight until our only boarder called us on March 7, 2008 and said jason was moving out with his horses. This boarder assured us that Jason was taking excellent care of our horses. There's more about him - tom smith. Smith's percheron mare, Dora was stolen at this time. heunnekens left doorhanger (3/12/08)citing animal cruelty and under comments "horses will be impounded in 5 days if they are not removed by 17th) Walker had water turned off and Tom's horse was stolen by Bob LUcas. lucas is a friend of animal control. tom is an attorney (and unfortunately a back stabber who has a vendetta against me) Tom got his horse back through robert miller about 5 days after the theft.
I'll send this email and also forward photos taken on march 12, 2008 at walkers ranch. I don't know how much I am repeating. I did file a writ in civil court to get our horses back and charge the real torturers with the crimes. but the courts are sooo corrupt.
I know we can turn this around if we get together to fight these monsters. I have evidence eye witnesses credibility. but the can of worms is so disgusting that i am sure riverside is working really hard to keep it covered up. If we can just get our story our there. google scott walker's coldwell banker add. and look at the photos of our horses. he is a criminal monster. turning the water off is an OVERT ACT OF CRUELTY. It IS DOCUMENTED> HE IS ALSO WHO CALLED HEUNNEKENS. Animal control refused to help us with the water and refused to take action against jason for starving our horses. Franklin's 6 yr. old Thoroughbred Race Horse Stallion was stolen 1 month later. Heunnekens showed up where we moved the horses. She was in military fatigues driving her own mini truck. she left the engine running. I went out to see who was parked by the horses. she mumbled a name, said ahe had no id cards. she was very hostile. i asked her why she didn't go after jason. she
said no one knows where he is. she photographed all 8 of our horses. the next morning at 5 am a new chevy silverado duelly diesel pulling a new large white gooseneck trailer (had dark stripe around it) STOLE BUDDY. BUDDY IS THE SPITTING IMAGE OF HIS SIRE MATTY G. ANIMAL CONTROL SAID THEY HAD NO ONE MATCHING THE DESCRIPTION OF THE WOMAN, NO COMPLAINTS AGAINST US AND NO ONE FROM ANIMAL CONTROL WAS AT COWBOY COUNTRY. THE NEXT TIME I SAW THIS WOMAN WAS AT THE POST SIEZURE HEARING. IT WAS AGENT HEUNNEKENS. SHE WAGED THIS WAR SOLELY. I AM POSITIVE THE THIEF IS BOB LUCAS. HE WAS SEEN VERY WELL BY A CHAPLIN WHO LIVED AT COWBOY COUNTRY. HE THOUGHT WE WERE MOVING BUDDY.
I HOPE THIS MAKES SENSE. I WILL DO ANYTHING I CAN TO HELP YOU AS WELL.