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MANY, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Police in Many are investigating the abuse and neglect of a horse that was found starved and injured Sunday.
Officials said police and animal control officers were called out for a report of a horse on the loose near McFarland Street. Officers found the animal in very poor condition. The horse was thin, and its face showed a number of scars and healing injuries. Some skin had been removed from a hind leg, and it was bleeding from one of its front legs.
While waiting on a horse trailer, the horse collapsed, necessitating officers to physically move it into the trailer.
After arriving at the Sabine Humane Society Shelter, they pulled the horse from the trailer. They provided it with water, and the horse revived. The MPD donated feed and supplies for its care. By the time officers left the horse was reportedly alert and grazing.
The horse thankfully survived the night. Authorities provided an update on the horse, whom the shelter named “Lucky,” in a Facebook post Wednesday.
“After a thorough examination by a caring vet, Lucky has received the necessary treatment for her injuries. Our main focus is now finding the best possible home for Lucky, where she can thrive and enjoy a happy life.”
The MPD is assisting in vetting potential adopters to make sure Lucky finds a loving home.
The MPD is investigating abuse and neglect of the horse and asks that anyone with information regarding the previous owner of this horse contact them at (318) 256-5617 or by private message on their Facebook page.