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Former Champion Racehorse Found Starving In Muddy Field

On Tuesday June 20, 2017 the St Landry Parish Sheriff’s Department and Animal Control responded to an animal cruelty complaint.  The sheriff’s department took swift action and seized the equine.  The equine Dr Drip,a champion racehorse, was in horrific condition.

He had shoes. But was not fed…

Posted by St. Landry Parish Animal Control & Rescue on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Not only had he been starved to death, he was also suffering from burns down his entire back. As if that was not enough, Dr Drip’s flesh,open wounds and exposed bones were infested with maggots, to the point that witnesses heard the maggots feasting on his flesh and bone.  Dr Drip’s vertebrae was fully exposed in several sections in what appear to be “saddle sores”indicating he had been ridden in this condition.

Sedative to be able to clean wounds. 8 jugs of Iv

Posted by St. Landry Parish Animal Control & Rescue on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

On the Morning of June 21, 2017 Dr Drip went down and when urged to get up, his rotting flesh slid off his body.  The pain he suffered in the hands of his abusers is unimaginable.  Though he had the will to live, his body could not match his will to live. Dr Drip’s shell of a body surrendered that will and he had to be euthanized.

This case must be be investigated by detectives from St Landry Parish Sheriff’s Department as well as the St Landry Parish Animal Control.

According to the online database Equibase, Dr. Drip raced between 2007 and 2014. He won more than $250,000 in purses during those years. He was just 13 years old.

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