Rally Held for Horses Injected with Gasoline
OCALA, Fla. - The road to recovery has been a difficult one for the Ocala horses that were injected with gasoline earlier this month.
Sunday, a rally was held for the surviving horse, Kate, and to commemorate the loss of Jolene.
With the help of friends and family, the deceased horse's owner, John Hoogerhyde, was able to hold the event to raise money for Kate and Jolene's vet bills.
He says the unfortunate circumstances have given way for the opportunity to help, stating, "To be here with Leah riding this, it's just, you know, overcoming for helping her out through this whole thing. We're helping each other. It's a big part for both of us to do this."
The investigation is still open.
Both horse owners say the leads they've pursued have come up empty, but they're not losing hope.
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