Waupaca County sheriff’s officials are asking horse owners to be vigilant, after an attack on animal in the Town of Lebanon over the weekend.
Sheriff Brad Hardel said a resident on Sunday reported that his five-year-old pregnant mare had been maliciously vandalized. The man said his horses were acting as if they had been spooked, and when he went into the pasture to check, he found the animal injured and bleeding. A local veterinarian determined the horse was injured during a sexual assault, which likely happened overnight Saturday or early Sunday morning.
The mare and foal are expected to survive.
The sheriff’s department is asking area residents if anyone saw any strange vehicles parked in that area over the weekend, and if so, to contact the sheriff’s department. They have also made contact with a person of interest who has a past history of sexually assaulting horses. No one has been taken into custody, as their investigation continues.