On Friday, a horrible discovery was made in Wake County, North Carolina. As reported by ABC 11 News, 21 dead horses and one dead dog were found locked in a corral on a piece of abandoned property – someone apparently walked away and left the animals to suffer a slow and torturous death.
A neighbor told the news agency that someone who lives near the property had reached out to the local animal control agency for assistance, but nobody ever responded. Gwen Roberts, who runs Horses for Hope nearby, described the horrible scene that she discovered to ABC 11:
When I walked back there and went around the corner, it was just horrifying … they were all dead. It was just bad. It was really bad. They didn’t have to die. All they had to do is ask for help. It’s really sad.”
There was a lone survivor discovered amidst the dead bodies…one dog, locked inside of a cage with a dead dog, was still clinging to life. No word on where that dog was taken.
An animal cruelty investigation has been opened. As reported by CBS 17 News, the authorities have a person of interest in the case. The individual who lived at the property had not been since since mid-December.
(Screenshot via CBS 17 News)
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