(HOUSTON) May 8, 2020 – WE NEED THE PUBLIC’S HELP: A severely emaciated horse who witnesses say was dumped on the side of the road off 11th Street and Hwy 359 in Brookshire is now safely with the Houston SPCA’s Equine Rescue Team. Equine veterinarian, Dr. DeChant, said the 16-year-old mare is tough and showing a strong will to live. “Considering the horrible condition she is in, and how much she has apparently suffered, she is one tough girl,” said DeChant. In addition to starvation, Dr. DeChant adds her coat is matted with manure and the lack of farrier care has been causing a tremendous amount of pain to her feet and tendons. The rescue organization has already introduced a slow re-feeding plan and will provide a therapeutic hoof treatment during her rehabilitation.
The Brookshire Police Department and Houston SPCA Animal Cruelty Investigations are asking anyone with information to please email the Houston SPCA at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Brookshire Police Department at 281-375-5000.