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One horse dead, another recovering after being injected with gasoline (Video) 

Horse injected with gasoline

The cruelty of some humans knows no bounds. These horses must have suffered greatly – with one of them dying. ~ HfH

From: NY Daily News
By: Nina Golgowski

Horse injected with gasoline

Horse injected with gasoline

Two horses at neighboring Marion County homes were found with unusual blood spots and puncture wounds, leading to the discovery of gasoline injected into their bodies, TV station WESH reported. Their devastated owners are now offering a $1,000 reward toward an arrest.

Authorities in Florida are searching for the person responsible for injecting gasoline into horses, killing one.

The sickening act was discovered earlier this month after two horses at neighboring Marion County homes were found with unusual blood spots and puncture wounds, TV station WESH reported.

A blood spot discovered June 2 on the shoulder of a horse belonging to John Hoogerhyde led to an unusual bump, which grew in size before the horse became lethargic.

The animal had to be put down, and a necropsy revealed the disturbing reason why.

“(The person who performed the necropsy) said there’s so much gasoline, it smelled like someone had poured a five-gallon can of gasoline on her,” Hoogerhyde told WESH.

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