Benton City man fights for right to keep service horse

BENTON CITY, WASH. (KVEW-TV) — A disabled Benton City man is fighting for the right to keep his service animal at his home, following push back from the city.

As Tim Fulton continues to battle constant health ailments, he said he can’t believe the city is trying to take away the one thing that gets him through the day.

Fred, is Fulton’s miniature horse. He’s not just a walking buddy, but a crutch in times of need.

“I fall down from time to time,” said Fulton. “Fred will see me start to waiver and he’ll just pull up and cut in front of me and stop.”

Fulton suffers from several medical issues, some due to past surgeries and others, a result of a progressing cancer.

“There’s an 80 percent chance that I will die in one year,” said Fulton.

Fred the service horse may be taken away from the cancer patient who needs him if Benton City officials have their way. The miniature horse's crime? He is living in the man's backyard. Image: KVEW-TV.
Fred the service horse may be taken away from the cancer patient who needs him if Benton City officials have their way. The miniature horse’s crime? He is living in the man’s backyard. Image: KVEW-TV.

With Fred as a service animal, Fulton said he is following doctor’s orders, getting the miles he needs everyday to strengthen his lungs.

However, once Benton City officials found out Fred was staying in Fulton’s backyard, the fight began. Continue reading »

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