Written by Michelle Kretzer
A frantic PETA supporter contacted us after she witnessed an
underweight horse collapse and thrash around on the ground. It was clear to our
caller that this poor animal was in agony and likely suffering from colic.
Law enforcement was contacted immediately, but according to
our caller, when the officers arrived, "they just stood around her, watching
her suffer." A PETA staffer worked on getting a veterinarian out to the
horse, while the caller tried to track down the horse's owner. Within
an hour of the call to PETA, the horse was gently released from her suffering.
At our urging, detectives are now investigating the cause of
the horse's illness
as well as the condition of the other horses on the owner's property.
If you encounter an animal in imminent danger
and local officials won't help, call PETA to receive immediate assistance.
you have a general question for PETA and would like a response, please e-mail Info@peta.org. If you need to report cruelty to
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here. If you are reporting an animal in imminent danger and know where to find the
animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA
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