3 horses abandoned

3 horses abandoned
This Chestnut Bay mare was hurt in a wreck on Interstate 20 in Shreveport. (Source: Caddo Parish animal shelter)
This Chestnut Bay mare was hurt in a wreck on Interstate 20 in Shreveport. (Source: Caddo Parish animal shelter)
The mare has a purple halter and is marked with the freeze tag number 5D385. (Source: Caddo Parish animal shelter)
The mare has a purple halter and is marked with the freeze tag number 5D385. (Source: Caddo Parish animal shelter)
This horse was found tied to a tree branch off Interstate 49 at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in north Shreveport. (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)
This horse was found tied to a tree branch off Interstate 49 at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in north Shreveport. (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)

CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - Caddo Parish is looking for the owners of three horses that were abandoned this week.

The animals could wind up on the auction block, or worse, if their owners are not found.

Two of the horses were discovered Wednesday morning in north Shreveport.

The other horse was involved in a wreck Sunday morning.

A horse trailer came loose from a truck on westbound Interstate 20 in west Shreveport.

The trailer hit another truck then flipped on its side, causing the Chestnut Bay mare to sustain minor injuries.

At last report, authorities still were looking for the driver of the truck that had been towing the trailer.

"A silver 2015-17 Ford pickup was present at the time of the accident and left the scene before law enforcement arrived," according to the Caddo animal shelter.

The mare was treated for small abrasions on its rear left hock/cannon area.

Now the horse, which has a purple halter and is marked with the freeze tag number 5D385, is in the custody of Caddo Animal Services & Mosquito Control.

And the parish is urging anyone with any information about the animal and its owner to call Animal Services at (318) 226-6624.

Meantime, the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is holding two horses that were discovered Wednesday.

A mare was found tied to a tree branch off Interstate 49 at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive about 8:20 a.m.

The same morning, a bay stud was discovered at the end of Phelps Road immediately west of I-49.

These two animals are being held by the Caddo Sheriff's Office stock patrol.

They can be kept there for 10 days then will be sold at auction if the owner is not located, the Sheriff's Office reports.

Anyone with information about the two horses should call sheriff's Deputy Gary Bailey, who heads the stock patrol, at (318) 681-1120.

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