Dead Horse Moved From Busy Intersection After News Accounts

Published 07/05 2014 07:10PM

Updated 07/05 2014 07:37PM

image from Joann D. Cansino
image from Joann D. Cansino
LUBBOCK, TX -- Initially, the City of Lubbock said it might be Monday before a dead horse could be removed from the intersection of 4th Street and Idalou Highway.  However, after news accounts were made public including the KLBK Facebook page, the KAMC News at 6 and, Animal Services said the horse was moved.

Initially, the situation was not deemed as an emergency because the dead horse was not obstructing traffic. But residents complained that it was both a nuisance and health issue.  

One Facebook viewer wrote, “This poor animal is on the East Side of Lubbock left to rot until Monday!  There are children that don’t need to see or smell this!” 

Another Facebook viewer wrote, “But let there be a dead horse in another part of town, I'm more than sure it would have been dealt with before the whole neighborhood could see it!”

Animal Services then put a priority on the situation and found a front-end loader Saturday evening to mover the carcass, even though it was during the July 4th holiday weekend. 

There is still no word on how the horse’s body ended up at that location.

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