COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Horse workers in Columbus County found a horse tied to a tree and left to die last week, according to Columbus County Animal Control.
Deputies found the horse's emaciated body February 19. They still aren't sure how long he had been tied up there, but looking at his physical condition, they believe he was starved to death.
"It's indescribable," says Sandra Carter, who lives across the street from where the horse was found. "It's awful."
Investigators say the male horse was found dead and tied to a tree, with no food or water in sight.
Caster lives along Old Lumberton Road in Evergreen at the Columbus, Robeson County line and has three horses of her own.
Investigators say animal control will hire a company to remove the horse's body. They haven't said when that will happen.