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Horse Stuck in Hole on City's South Side Dies

Animals  (tags: animals, horses, accident, death, sadness, humans, society, AnimalWelfare )

- 3067 days ago -
A horse that fell into an uncovered manhole, which then grew into a sinkhole in the city's south side, has died. The SPCA tells us the horse, an 8-year-old paint gelding named Sonny, was being prepared for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo


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m G (12)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 10:45 am
How sad! The horse dies buried alive. What kind of an experience rider goes into man hole?

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 10:46 am
Sadly noted.

Cindy C (125)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 10:47 am
oh no this is so so sad

. (0)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 12:12 pm
so very, very sad - may that beautiful creature forever rest in peace....

Peggy A (109)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 5:41 pm
I hope justice is done for this poor horse....RIP

Kim O (396)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 5:53 pm
Noted!! Very sad news!! Giant craters in the ground like that should be barrackaded off so things like this couldn't happen!! At least the SPCA was there so the poor horse didn't have to suffer too long. Thanks Yrna!

Ingrid A (524)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 7:27 pm
Sad. Noted. Thank you Yrna.

Shirley S (187)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 8:32 pm
noted with sadness

Agnes H (144)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 9:48 pm
Noted and so upset that it had to be euthenized. I love horses but don't like the thought of them in a Rodeo though!

José Ovidio Pérez Morel (50)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 10:32 pm

Michael Carney (217)
Sunday January 23, 2011, 11:12 pm
Noted...Very sad, to hear this...

Eva O (60)
Monday January 24, 2011, 12:07 am
Sadly noted. I hope this horse is in a better place now!

Monday January 24, 2011, 1:56 am
Sadly noted. Sympathy to the owner. Rodeos are cruel & should be banned.!!!

Chelsie H (19)
Monday January 24, 2011, 11:32 am
How awful...

Krasimira B (175)
Monday January 24, 2011, 1:29 pm
Sadly noted.

Kathleen B (272)
Monday January 24, 2011, 1:50 pm
That is so sad.

Jeannette A (137)
Monday January 24, 2011, 2:14 pm
What a waste of a beautiful animal's life. I double that the rider deliberately took him into danger and it seems as if the area around the manhole collapsed into a sinkhole after the horse stepped in the area. I feel for the fear and agony this horse suffered.

Jeannette A (137)
Monday January 24, 2011, 2:18 pm
I apologize for my inability to spell and proof-read... it should have said that " I DOUBT the rider deliberately took" his horse into an unsafe area. I have been riding in Houston many times when I was younger and this seems like a freak but disturbing accident.

Mary T (178)
Monday January 24, 2011, 3:43 pm
Note with great sadness, why was the man hole not blocked off? I am so sorry about the horse what a waste of a beautiful animal.

Patricia Myers (73)
Monday January 24, 2011, 7:10 pm
noted with great sadness what a horrible tragity

Susan S (187)
Tuesday January 25, 2011, 5:59 pm
What a terrible tragedy. If a horse could fall into a hole like that then people, wildlife and livestock could also fall in. Hopefully the city of Houston will look into this and do some corrective action. May Sonny rest in peace and his guardian be comforted in knowing that he did the best he could to save him.

Linda M (1715)
Saturday March 26, 2011, 3:21 am
Sickening...truly horrific.
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