Reward of up to $5,000 Offered for Help in Fatal Horse-Neglect Case

PETA Joins Search for Owner(s) of Injured, Underweight Horses

For Immediate Release:
December 7, 2016

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Dallas – On October 31, Dallas County law-enforcement officials responded to reports that two severely underweight horses were apparently abandoned on the side of the road at 300 Bilindsay Rd. in Seagoville. Both animals appeared to be malnourished and suffered from visible injuries, and one had wounds around his neck, apparently from being tied up for extended periods of time. One horse was euthanized, and the other was shot repeatedly at the scene in a totally botched attempt to end his life.

Authorities are investigating who might have abandoned the horses but have yet to make any arrests in the case, prompting PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—to offer a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction on cruelty charges of the person or persons responsible for this abuse and neglect.

“These horses were apparently abandoned to starve and suffer with protruding bones and painful wounds,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “Someone out there is responsible for neglecting them, and PETA and the sheriff’s department need the public’s help to find the culprit.”

Anyone who recognizes these horses or has any information about the case is encouraged to contact detectives with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department at 214-653-3489.

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