Nebraska Authorities Seek Owner of Abandoned Horse

Dakota County, Nebraska, authorities are seeking whoever is responsible for abandoning a mare near rural Jackson.

Dakota County Chief Deputy Tim Decker said the sheriff's department learned of a bay mare which was apparently abandoned in a pasture where other horses reside on Aug. 11. The horse was also allegedly malnourished, Decker said.

The horse's age has not been determined, Decker said, however the mare has a tattoo on her lip.

“Unfortunately, we can't read the tattoo, but we think the mare could be a retired Thoroughbred racehorse or a Quarter Horse,” Decker said.

Currently, the horse is receiving rehabilitative care in a foster home, he said.

Those responsible for abandoning the mare could face animal cruelty charges, Decker said.

Anyone who has information about the incident should call Decker at 402/494-7557.

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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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