by LOCAL 10 NEWS MIAMI, FLORIDA
SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. – The Broward Sheriff’s Office was looking for thieves Tuesday who stole a horse and then slaughtered him about two blocks from his home in Southwest Ranches.
About 7 a.m. Saturday, David Sangiao-Parga told deputies Marco, his 8-year-old retired racehorse, had been stolen on Friday from Just Perfect Landscaping at 5345 Southwest 210th Terrace. Marco was rescued after breaking his leg several years ago.
The thieves climbed a fence and led the horse away from the stables along a canal bank on the back of the property, said deputies. A second horse was left behind.
The stolen horse was found about two blocks away at South Eastern Fish Farms about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Deputies said the hind quarters and two large sections of the horse’s back had been removed.
“It’s hard, I think, for people who don’t own a horse to understand because it’s a different kind of bond you have with pets,” said Sangiao-Parga. “They have, you know, it’s almost like another family member.”
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call BSO at 954-765-4321.