Doc the Horse is guided around by Colleen Misslebrook.
A close up of Doc's nose injury.
Doc the Horse Recovering After Being Dragged Down RoadIt appears that the story of Doc, the horse that was dragged down the road by his former owner in Kinmundy is shaping up to have a happy ending after all.
"Doc" has come a long way since first being picked up by sheriff's deputies in May, several days after the incident. The horse was been placed in the care of Colleen Misslebrook, who is nursing the horse back to health.
"When we got him, his nose was cut all the way across...every place the halter touched him was cut. He had injuries to his hips on each side, and his feet were...completely dragged off" said Misslebrook.
Doc is in much better health today. His wounds are healing fast, and his feet, which were especially damaged, are being carefully treated with medical bandaging and horseshoes. Anderson Healthcare donated 100 rolls of special medical tape to help Doc during his recovery.
Misslebrook says she would like to eventually see Doc in a loving home.
A fund has been set up at Regions Bank for those who would like to contribute to Doc's rescue fund. Stop by any Regions location and deposit into the account number 192275761. All funds will be used for the long-term care of Doc.
The former owner of the horse, Rodney Hassebrock of Sinclair road, was charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal, as well as fleeing and eluding police and resisting arrest after he allegedly tried to run from police and was uncooperative once cornered by sheriff's deputies when they came to confront him after the incident.
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