Texas Authorities Seek Owner of Abandoned Mare

The Paint mare had a fractured right hind limb and was euthanized due to the severity of the injury.
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Texas authorities are hoping the public can help them identify the owner of an injured mare found abandoned in Parker County.

Parker County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Supervisor Karen Kessler said personnel discovered the abandoned and injured mare wandering a well site on Feb. 20. The approximately 10- or 11-year-old Paint mare with no identifying brands or tattoos had a shattered right hind leg that had been broken for at least a month along with open and seriously infected wounds, she said.

After a veterinary examination, the mare was euthanized due to the severity of her injuries, Kessler said.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the mare was found on a site that contained a cattle guard and a gate to the property had been cut

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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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