“Hope,” the mare abandoned at the Gadsden County Animal Shelter Oct. 10, was put down around 5 p.m. yesterday.
The horse was emaciated when she was left at the shelter, and has been on a strict, veterinarian-supervised diet in an effort to restore her health.
According to reports, Hope, as she was named by shelter workers, was unable to stand Wednesday morning and an attending veterinarian prescribed rest. Her condition remain unchanged by late Wednesday afternoon.
The investigation by the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office is ongoing.