Third Injured Saddlebred Euthanized

A third Saddlebred that was the victim of an attack with a caustic substance has been euthanized. Kiss Me, a 4-year-old mare, was euthanized Friday (July 18) as a result of injuries related to the lethal injection of an unknown substance. Two of the four other horses attacked at Dave and Lena Lopez' Double "D" Ranch in central Kentucky -- Wild Eyed and Wicked and Meet Prince Charming--were euthanized Thursday.

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, veterinarians report the two surviving horses are progressing in their recovery.

A $100,000 reward has been offered in connection with the case and anyone with information can contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-378-3463 or 502/227-2221.

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