Youths Arrested for Louisiana Horse Thefts

This is the second time the juveniles have been arrested for horse theft since April.
Share
Favorite
Close

No account yet? Register

ADVERTISEMENT

Two youths have been arrested in connection with the alleged theft and abuse of two horses in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.

This is the second time the juveniles have been arrested for horse theft since April when they were charged for stealing two horses from the Opelousas stockyards.

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, DVM, said the pair was arrested May 23 after an owner reported that two horses, valued at $5,000 each, were stolen. The owner said the accused 16-year-olds were not authorized to remove the animals from the property.

Both horses were in good health when they were allegedly stolen, however one horse was severely injured and left on a state highway, Strain said. Due to the injuries, animal control authorities euthanized that horse at the scene, he said. The other horse was recovered and returned to the owner, he said

Create a free account with TheHorse.com to view this content.

TheHorse.com is home to thousands of free articles about horse health care. In order to access some of our exclusive free content, you must be signed into TheHorse.com.

Start your free account today!

Already have an account?
and continue reading.

Share

Written by:

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.

Related Articles

Stay on top of the most recent Horse Health news with

FREE weekly newsletters from TheHorse.com

Sponsored Content

Weekly Poll

sponsored by:

What lameness issues has your horse experienced? Select all that apply.
251 votes · 503 answers

Readers’ Most Popular

Sign In

Don’t have an account? Register for a FREE account here.

Need to update your account?

You need to be logged in to fill out this form

Create a free account with TheHorse.com!