Dead Horse Found Near Baton Rouge Airport

Jan 8, 2013

East Baton Rouge Parish animal control officials are investigating the discovery of a dead, malnourished horse on Metro Airport property.

Animal Control Director Hilton Cole tells The Advocate the 700-pound or so black horse appeared severely malnourished, to the point of emaciation.

He said the horse, a gelding, looked 300 pounds or so underweight.

Cole said he thinks the horse was already dead when it was dropped off on the property.

He said the horse had a micro-chip placed inside that has connected the horse to a previous owner in the Tangipahoa Parish area.

Cole says an investigation into what happened to the horse and how it got there is under way.