Horse at Center of Abuse Allegations in Tuscola County Euthanized

A local horse in Tuscola County that sparked outcries of abuse from many around Mid-Michigan has been euthanized after a photo was circulated by thousands on social media. The photos were initially posted by Zack Kolaja and shared more than 6,000 times on Facebook.  “We could see its ribs. The rib cage,” Steve Kolaja said.

photo credit: Zack Kolaja

Kolaja couldn’t believe his eyes when he drove past the three horses on Barnes Road in Millington. He said he immediately had to stop and check on them.

“We went over and took that water can over to the horse and he lifted up his head and was almost choking as he was taking a drink,” Kolaja said.

Kolaja said the horse’s hooves were so overgrown it couldn’t walk. He added he saw sores on its back. He said the other two horses looked like they had not eaten in a while. Click here for more on the story.

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