Wednesday, June 4, 2014

KSP looking for help locating owner of malnourished horse

J-E News Editor
At around noon on Sunday, May 25, 2014, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) recieved a call about an extremely malnourished horse running free near Fletcher Melton Road outside of Providence.

A trooper arrived on the scene approximately thirty minutes later, along with Conservation Officer Todd Jones.
“There was a horse that was extremely malnurished and roaming free,” Jones said.
After nearly three hours of attempting to locate the horse’s owner, authorities were unable to do so. At that time Jones had to leave the scene on another call, leaving the trooper to await the arrival of an official with the Henderson County Humane Society, along with a volunteer, who had been called to the scene to determine if the horse could be saved.
According to the KSP, at 3:12 p.m. the Humane Society official advised that the horse would not be able to recovered and adviced the trooper to put the animal down.
“He did what someone who knew what they were doing told him to do,” said Webster County Conservation Officer Josh Dunn. He said he was out of the county at the time of the call, but he monitered the situation over his radio. “He didn’t want to put that horse down, you could hear that in his voice.”
Anyone who has information on the identity of the horse’s owner is urged to contact KSP Post 2 at 270- 676-3313.