California Owner Surrenders Injured, Abandoned Mare

California law enforcement authorities are crediting social media with helping find the person who allegedly abandoned an injured mare in Santa Barbara County earlier this month.
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California law enforcement authorities are crediting social media with helping find the person who allegedly abandoned an injured mare in Santa Barbara County earlier this month.

Santa Barbara Animal Services representative Stacy Silva said officers responded to a report that a horse had been left on the roadside in Santa Barbara County on Oct. 18. Further investigation revealed that the 12-year-old bay Thoroughbred mare appeared to be malnourished and had open abscesses on her neck, abrasions on her back, and swelling to her chest and abdomen.

“She had injuries that were neglected over the long term and she was malnourished,” Silva said. “She was transported to the Animal Services facility for veterinary care

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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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