Mar 20, 2010
Something about horses
It's very common, here in PR, to abandon a horse when he or she gets hurt--but that doesn't make it right. I went to the beach yesterday at 9am and I saw this horse at the side of the road to the beach. I thought she was dead, but when I got close she raised her head to look at me. She was down and I saw that she had a deep wound in one of her back legs and several other minor wounds. I gave her water, and not knowing what is the agency in charge to deal with a situation like this, I called the police. They told me they will call the proper agency. I got back home to study but kept thinking about the horse all day until I decided to go back to the beach at 4pm to see if someone has taken care of the situation. To my surprise--yes, I'm still a little naive--the horse was still there--agonizing!!! I called back the police and they assured me they have called someone to take of this. I talked to a couple of people at the beach and a young man told me he also called someone in San Juan (in charge of cases like this one)in the morning, and nothing has been done yet. A couple told me that they have seen the horse around the night before but she was standing. Finally, the horse died at 4:21pm in front of me. I was the last person to caressed her and the last person she saw.
Seriously--what kind of person abandons a sweet horse like her? And what kind of government agencies let a horse agonize all day like that??? I would like to know what is the agency responsible for this lack of humanity. Why it took them so long to do something?
Posted by Sandra at 4:30 PM