A heart-wrenching act of animal cruelty took place this week in Louisiana. According to the St. Landry Parish Animal Control and Rescue, a young horse, just four years of age, was stolen and then ridden to death. The gelding suffered a shattered shoulder after someone’s cruel ride.
On Sunday, the animal welfare agency wrote:
Yesterday minors were seen fleeing. After riding him. He still has saddle marks….AND A SHATTERED SHOULDER. He can not place his leg forward. He drags it best he can.
Bitter outcome for injured horse
By Monday morning, a veterinary exam confirmed that the young horse was in too much pain to be saved. The animal welfare agency explained:
“At 8:41 am our vet arrived. We took xray after xray. Confirming the worst. A fragment of bone BROKE, high in the SHOULDER ….causing him extreme pain. He could not hold his head up, without support. His breath labored, intense sweating on injured side only ( point of shoulder swollen). We weighed all options, and consulted with our vet and care team. We gave him PEACE….”
The horse, Caballo was humanely euthanized at 10 a.m. The animal control agency is hoping to find those who are responsible for his fatal injury.
Animal control agency seeks justice for injured horse
The animal control agency is hopeful that someone has information about who is responsible for this horse’s fatal injury. Anyone with information is asked to call 337-948-6184
(Images via St. Landry Parish Animal Control)
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