Injured horse returned to Vicksburg barn

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 24, 2009

After a week and a half at Mississippi State University, Cherokee, the injured gaited horse that was seized by the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society, has returned to Vicksburg.

The skin graft to cover the months-old wound on her hind leg was successful, and the mare is under doctor’s orders to stay stalled for 40 to 60 days.

Georgia Lynn, director of the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society, said cash totaling nearly $1,000 and bags of feed have been donated since the horse was taken to Mississippi State in early June.

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The wounded horse was seized by the shelter in April.

She said the feed donations are needed since Cherokee is not allowed to graze.