Tennessee Authorities Investigate Horse Death

Tennessee law enforcement authorities are seeking whoever is responsible for the death of a horse in its Williamson County pasture.

Williamson Co. Sheriff's Office Public Relations Administrator Sharon Puckett said that the horse's owner notified sheriff's office personnel after discovering the animal's remains around 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 9.

“The horse's carcass was located in a shallow ditch on the property,” Puckett said.

Puckett said the animal's owners believe the horse was killed sometime between late Friday (Nov. 8) and 10:30 Saturday morning.

“Beyond that, I have no other details,” she said.

Puckett said the sheriff's office had no suspects and is seeking information from the public.

“Even the smallest bit of information that (tipsters) don't think is significant can turn out to be important,” Puckett said.

Anyone with information about the horse's death should call the Williamson Co. Sheriff's Office at 615/790-5560, Puckett said. Tipsters can also call CrimeStoppers at 615/794-4000; all CrimeStoppers calls are anonymous.

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Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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