A soldier headed for Iraq needed to find a good home for his 2 faithful horses. He was being deployed quickly so he decided to put an add on craigslist. A kindly woman showed up and said she need a horse for 4-H. She even showed up with a child in tow. He thought his 2 horse would have a great home and gave the woman both of them.
Within 2 hours after they were in her possession they were at the local livestock auction yard and being sold to slaughter. That kindly woman was a scam artist that turned a quick buck (she got about $150 a horse) for a few hours of "work".
A fellow blogger first broke the news and went and rescued one of the horses but cannot locate the fate of the other one. If you read her blog she does update the situation daily.