Reward offered in California Abandoned Horse Incident

There are still no clues as to the identity of the person or persons who left a badly malnourished and injured horse in a riverbed west of the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway last month, according to the Whittier Daily News. However, a reward for information in the case was offered May 7, officials said.

Officials from the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA) found the horse in the April 28, but the horse was badly injured and in serious pain, so a veterinarian elected to euthanize the animal.

Capt. Aaron Reyes, SEAACA's operations manager said to the newspaper, “It appears that the 3-year-old mare was dumped there sometime during the night or early morning hours of April 27 or April 28. Her front legs had large lacerations and were both grossly infected.”

No arrests had been made in the case, officials said.

SEAACA announced that the Humane Society of the United States offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who abused and abandoned the horse in Norwalk.

Ayone who might have seen the horse being abandoned is asked to call animal control officials at (562) 803-3301, Ext. 224. Anonymous calls are welcomed.

About the Author

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief, received a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies from Averett College in Danville, Virginia. A Pony Club and 4-H graduate, her background is in eventing, and she is schooling her recently retired Thoroughbred racehorse, Happy, toward a career in that discipline. She also enjoys traveling, photography, cycling, and cooking in her free time.

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