Update: Thurston horse found with tongue cut out done intentionally

In Yelm, Washington, authorities have been investigating whether a horse’s tongue was severed in an accident or if it had been intentionally cut out. On Wednesday, the horse named Annie had to be humanely euthanized since she was not able to drink or eat.

A necropsy report completed on Thursday and posted on the Thurston County Sheriff’s Department Facebook stated a forensic veterinarian determined Annie’s preliminary results indicated intentional trauma – someone cut out her tongue on purpose. There was a clean cut from the very base of her tongue. Furthermore, the horse’s teeth had been degraded at the back of her mouth, and it would have been impossible for her to have bitten off her tongue. Additional lab work and x-rays are still pending.

Annie had been an extremely friendly horse and would approach anyone. On Tuesday, Annie’s owner found the horse in her backyard without her tongue. As of Wednesday, it was inconclusive if the horse had been mutilated on purpose or yanked out accidentally in a deliberate act. Thurston County sheriff’s deputies stated it would have taken three or four people to hold her down. Annie’s tongue was found in a nearby pasture.

Rewards totaling $3,000 have been offered to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) involved in this horrific case of possible animal abuse. Contact nastanc@co.thurston.wa.us or call 360.584.5560. You can also call 1.800.222.TIPS (8477) or www.P3Tips.com.

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10 replies
  1. pennysdachshunds says:

    AN EQUINE OEGANIZATION NEEDS to PUT UP a VERY! VERY! LARGE REWARD otherwise this /these VILE , REVOLTING, REGURGATED PIECES of MAGGOTS WILL CONTINUE the DEMONIC TORTURE !! $25,000 will more than likely get some of their EVIL little Club of Demon’s to TURN on them…. Then the need to be disemboweled alive…which of course WE the Nation of Compassion and Humane will not do…

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    • Nancy Raymond says:

      I agree 100% – a giant reward will make someone step up – this poor horse suffered horribly because of some vile subhuman hunk of trash decided it would be amusing to mutilate an innocent animal. I hope there is someone in the state of Washington who could get their hands on this asshole and literally cut their tongue right out of their head – THAT would be justice for Annie.

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    • Nadya Rossi says:

      I couldn’t agree more! I love horses and get crazy with rage when I learn of horrific torture and abuse of these gentle, graceful, beautiful animals.

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  2. Adrienne says:

    The scum who did this, needs to have the same thing done to them. Hope there is a substantial reward and they will be ratted out by their so called friends. How & more important, why they did this to such a friendly horse. To physically hold such a large animal down to do this is beyond comprehension and shows the minds of demented people. They must be caught and thrown in jail, but first have their tongues cut out,then lock them up.

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  3. PAMELA D says:

    Find the low life subhuman and cut their tongue out and hang it up in front of his residence. This useless POS needs to suffer terribly and hope they slowly rot.

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  4. Heidi Pixler says:

    There is no way a horse could have done this to her self, a person or persons did this, and the authorities are to lazy to go and find these perpetrators, they make me sick.

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