San Diego Humane Society Seeks Info On Abandoned Horses
San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement is asking the public for information that will help identify two horses who were found abandoned just one week apart at a staging area corral in the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park. The first horse was found on Nov. 21, and the second on Nov. 26, 2023. Both horses were in poor condition and taken to San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus for immediate treatment.
Sadly, following a detailed examination and X-rays, the medical team determined that the second horse was experiencing such severe pain that the only option was to alleviate his suffering through humane euthanasia. The first rescued horse, a male Quarter mix, will remain at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus until he is healthy and next steps can be determined, pending the investigation.
Under California law, it is illegal to abandon an animal. “We are here to help, so please reach out to us before you leave an animal to fend for themselves,” said San Diego Humane Society Chief of Humane Law Enforcement Jace Huggins. “We also ask the public to speak up if they know something, so we can ensure that no additional horses are left without essential care such as food and water.”
Anyone with information about the abandonment of these horses is asked to call San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement at 619-299-7012 (press 1 for Dispatch). If you need help caring for your pets, please contact San Diego Humane Society for assistance. For more information, visit sdhumane.org/supportservices.
Published: November 29, 2023