Mistreated horse put to sleep after being left in the sun for hours in Spain’s Seville

Mistreated horse put to sleep after being left in the sun for hours in Spain's Seville Credit: Guardia civil

Mistreated horse put to sleep after being left in the sun for hours in 38-degree heat in Spain’s Seville.

Sadly, a horse had to be put to sleep after it was left for hours in the baking hot sun at the gates of a mechanics’ workshop in Spain’s Seville. The owner of the horse is being investigated by Seprona in the Seville town of Aznalcollar for an alleged crime of animal abuse and for allegedly keeping a horse in poor conditions.

The incident happened on July 21 and the Guardia civil were alerted to the fact that horse was being kept in poor conditions at the entrance of a warehouse in Salteras’ Parque Empresarial Los Llanos.

Guardia civil officers checked on the animal and discovered it was kept in “manifestly deficient hygienic and sanitary conditions, lying on the ground unable to get up and in a marked state of nervousness”, according to the security forces.

The animal had been baking in the sun and was so hot it had attempted to put its head under a car to get some shade. Maximum temperatures that day were said to have reached 38 degrees.

The owner of the horse helped the Guardia civil officers by providing a forklift truck. “The animal was moved inside the workshop in order to protect it from the sun and try to hydrate it”. The animal was in that bad a state that the forklift truck had to be used to move it.

As reported 20 minutes, “Thanks to the collaboration of the Salteras local police, who were present at the scene, a registered veterinarian was contacted to go to the scene and provide urgent clinical assistance. Despite being given painkillers, intravenous fluids and other medicines, the animal ‘still did not respond favourably’”.

Sadly, the poor horse had to be put to sleep to prevent it from suffering any further. Aznalcollar’s Guardia civil officers have been investigating the man for an alleged crime of animal abuse. The documents have now been passed on to Seville’s Environmental Prosecutor’s Office.


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