Horse dies after robbers force-feed her 150 carrots during burglary

2019-02-20 12:47
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A horse had to be put down after burglars robbing a stable fed her more than 150 carrots to keep her quiet during the raid.

Pet owner Francesca Maples found 4-year-old Kamara unwell in her stall the morning after the robbery.

Francesca also discovered an empty sack that had been filled with 20kg of carrots just the day before next to her prized horse, reports Metro.

The 23-year-old from Leeds in West Yorkshire, England, thinks the thieves used the vegetables as a distraction after Kamara started making a noise upon seeing them.

According to Daily Mail, the amount of sugar contained in the carrots which she was fed had burned away the animal's intestinal lining, resulting in Kamara no longer being able to eat or drink.

Francesca rushed Kamara to the vet the morning after the robbery and the horse was put on antibiotics then sent back home.

Days later her condition worsened and she was taken back to the vet, where she stayed for a week, receiving two blood transfusions during that time.

Kamara was on antibiotics for three weeks after the robbery – which happened on January 18 – but last week Francesca made the decision to put the animal down.

"We did everything we could to save her but in the end it was cruel to keep her alive any longer. I'd had Kamara since she was 16 months old. We've grown up together.

"I'm so sad to lose her."                              

Yorkshire Evening Post reports that in addition to losing her dear horse, Francesca has also been handed a £3 000 (R55 500) bill for Kamara's treatment.

Her father, Darren (58), says the people who did this to their beloved equine just "didn't care".

"They have no remorse, no morals.

"My frustration is that through a lack of decency an animal has had to die and a young girl pay dearly. She's lost the one thing she cared for most, for nothing but their greed."

With no witnesses, forensic evidence or CCTV footage, West Yorkshire Police say they've been unable to established who was responsible for the robbery.

Sources: Yorkshire Evening Post, Daily Mail, tro

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