Harwich Police seek info after horse discovered seriously injured

Photo: gofundme.com

HARWICH – Harwich Police continue to investigate the attack on a horse this past weekend.

Officers responded to a 911 call at a barn on Derby Lane in North Harwich on Sunday, February 9, at approximately 9 AM.

Harwich Police Officer and a Dennis Animal Control Officer responded to the scene to investigate. The initial investigation revealed that someone entered the horse corral sometime overnight on Saturday and used the handle of a pitchfork to impale the horse.

“We are deeply disturbed by this heinous attack on a defenseless animal. The Harwich Police Department is investigating this matter as a felony offense against an animal. If you live in the area and have security cameras we ask that you please contact Detective Sergeant Bob Brackett at 508-430-7541,” read a statement from Harwich Police.

All public information inquiries can be directed to Sergeant Aram Goshgarian at 774-212-1739.

The owners of the horse have set up a gofundme page to help cover the medical costs for the horse. The following is the statement from the family posted on gofundme.com.

“On the night of Saturday February 8th, some time between Saturday’s night check feeding and Sunday’s morning breakfast feeding, 4 of our horses were let out of their stalls. Our beloved Scottie was not only let loose but violently attacked with a broken pitchfork handle.

Through the efforts of the veterinarian who rushed to the scene, Scottie survived the initial removal of the handle and after being brought to a surgeon, had a successful operation Sunday evening. We are overjoyed to report that as of Monday morning, Scottie is perky, hungry, and stable.

At this time, we do not know who did this and speculation is not helpful.

The Harwich Police Department is conducting the investigation. Anyone with any additional information or tips is asked to contact the Harwich Police Department directly at (508) 430-7541.

I will do my best to keep everyone updated as we learn more. If you have any specific questions, please call me at (508) 246-4248.

We have been moved by the selfless support of this wonderful community.

To those who have and continue to show up, reach out, help, bring meals, install security, give hugs, mend fences, make calls, we are immensely grateful.

I will continue to believe that there is more good than evil, more help than hurt, and more love than hate in this world.

The community steps up and that’s what matters most.

The horses are secure and surveilled. We will lean on each other and move forward.

Continued prayers, chants, and healing energy for Scottie is greatly appreciated. We never thought such an atrocity was possible. The entire barn family is grateful to those who will give to this effort to help offset Scottie’s medical costs and provide additional security to keep this barn a safe place for all. “



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