TRENTON, Mich. (AP) — Police say three ponies and a horse that give rides to children had their tails cut off at a suburban Detroit park.
Police say about half of each tail was cut sometime between Monday afternoon and Tuesday afternoon at Elizabeth Park in Trenton, where the animals are kept. Trenton police Chief Steven Voss tells WWJ-AM animal cruelty charges could be brought.
Their owner, Nicole West, tells WXYZ-TV it will take at least a year for the tails to fully grow back. She says the animals need their tails — especially in the summer, when they’re used to swat away mosquitoes, flies and other biting insects.
West says she hopes “someone who has a big heart for animals, especially horses, if they hear about this, they would say something to someone.”
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