Malnourished horse left on property with embedded halter
Deputies from the Walthall County Sheriff's Department contacted the Humane Society of Louisiana to help them remove four malnourished horses from a barren pasture located in Tylertown, Mississippi.
Rather than risk possible arrest and prosecution, the owner turned over custody of the horses to the Humane Society. The Humane Society of Louisiana, which routinely assists law enforcement agencies in both Louisiana and Mississippi, took possession of the four horses which includes a buckskin, two sorrels, and a black gelding.
When rescuers arrived at the property, they were stunned. One of the horses had its halter embedded in its forehead. The Humane Society of Louisiana rushed the horses to the vets to immediately begin medical treatment. The horse with the embedded halter was of upmost concern. Doctors quickly removed the halter and the horse is now in the process of healing.
All are now receiving excellent care and have begun their slow re-feeding program. Malnourished horses have to be slowly fed over time. This process generally takes weeks, if not months, and a special plan is created for each horse.
We have partnered with the Humane Society of Louisiana to help raise the funds they need to save the horses. To help save all four horses please consider purchasing one of his shirts, totes, bracelets and coffee mugs below.
Humane Society of Louisiana
Our humane society was established in 1988. We operate two no-kill sanctuary: one for companion animals and one for farm animals. We are also a private detective agency, licensed by the state and one of our primary activities is to investigate cruelty to animal complaints. We work directly with dozens of law enforcement agencies on a regular basis, providing tips and logistical support, especially in the rural areas of Louisiana, where there are few resources for animals.