Miss. Authorities Seek Owner of Injured, Abandoned Horse

Miss. Authorities Seek Owner of Injured, Abandoned Horse

Sattler said the horse had deep stab wounds on his hind legs, a wound in the girth area of its belly, and a deep back wound located where a saddle would fit. Nails had also been driven into the horse's back hooves, she said.

Photo: Humane Society of the United States

Jones County, Miss., law enforcement authorities and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) are seeking the owner of a severely wounded Tennessee Walking Horse discovered standing at a roadside in Soso.

Abandoned Tennessee Walking Horse

The horse has deep stab wounds on his hind legs, a wound in the girth area of its belly, and a deep back wound located where a saddle would fit.

Lydia Sattler. HSUS Mississippi State Director for State Affairs, said the approximately 4- to 5-year-old sorrel male Tennessee Walking Horse was discovered on March 2, standing on the roadside at West Brushy Road near Pleasant Home and Highway 533 in Jones County.

“When we found him, he didn’t want to move," Sattler said. “He was likely dumped there."

Sattler said the horse had deep stab wounds on his hind legs, a wound in the girth area of its belly, and a deep back wound located where a saddle would fit. Nails had also been driven into the horse's back hooves, she said.

“This horse appears to have been tortured,” Sattler said.

The horse was transported to the Trails End Horse Haven Rescue where it is under rehabilitative and veterinary care, Sattler said.

Anyone with information about this incident or about the horse should call the Jones County Sheriff’s Department at 601/425-3147, or CrimeStoppers at 601/428-7867.

About the Author

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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