Wethersfield Police say one horse was put down and a second sent to an equine rehabilitation facility in western Connecticut after a complaint that animals on a farm in their community were being mistreated. Lieutenant Andrew Power says a citizen brought photographs to the police, prompting an investigation.
Police and the State Department of Agriculture got a search warrant to seize the horses and inspect the Harris Farm on Two Rod Highway. He says they found both horses to be extremely malnourished and medically neglected.
A grey female horse named “Shilo” was fond to be in such poor condition that she was euthanized, and taken to the UConn lab for necropsy. A brown male horse named “Wilbur” was taken to a horse rehabilitation facility in Washington. CT.
Cows and pigs were allowed to remain at the farm.
No charges have been filed, but the investigation continues by police and the Agriculture Department.