Police Refuse to Help Suffering Horse

Published 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.

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