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Abused Horse Needs Help from Community

Charlie was found in front of a Chino Hills business neglected and unable to walk.

The Inland Valley Humane Society is asking the public to help with the care of a severely neglected horse that was left abandoned in front of a Chino Hills business on Aug. 3.

Charlie, as the horse is now known, was found by humane society officers unable to walk and practically frozen in its place, according to a report. The Humane Society needs donations to cover the cost of its’ care.

The horse is being cared for at a local stable. Dustin McIntyre, a local farrier who has volunteered to work with Charlie, a 20-year-old Quarter Horse, told officials the injuries were a result of ongoing neglect.

“Although the horse was in so much pain and unable to walk, he knew I was there to try and help him,” McIntyre said through an IVHS news release.

“This is becoming almost epidemic. This is the second horse this month that has been abandoned that we have rescued,” said Officer Sylvia Lemus, Humane Officer and Investigator at the Inland Valley Humane Society.

The Inland Valley Humane Society is working to identify the horse’s owner and establish who is responsible for neglecting and abandoning the horse. Charlie will be place up for adoption in the following weeks, officials said.

Officials ask anyone interested in adoption to contact Animal Services Supervisor Beth Les at (909) 623-9777, ext. 695. Those who wish to donate can do so through the IVHS website.

shirlee walker August 13, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Poor charlie! Hope u get better soon and find a loving home!

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