Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Amish boy left horse at Walmart, now what?
Christian Courtwright of the Geauga County Humane Society's Rescue Village, and "Wally," the horse police say an Amish teen left tied up at a Walmart in Middlefield, Ohio (Credit: Amy Sancetta/AP Photo)
From cbsnews.com (CBS/AP) SOUTH RUSSELL, Ohio - An Amish boy's horse needs a new home, after the animal was left behind, found tied up at a Walmart in Middlefield, Ohio.
Humane Officer Christian Courtwright in Geauga County says the teen apparently unhooked the horse from a buggy back in November, tied it to a rail at the superstore and never came back for it.
He says store employees noticed the animal the next day and tended to it until police took it to a caregiver.
The Humane Society nicknamed the horse Wally (get it: Walmart, Wally?)
Courtwright says the humane society now has control of the animal, a 9-year-old standardbred, and expects it to be available for adoption soon.