People suck! Who can treat an animal, any animal this badly? A horse is lucky to be alive after going without food and water during the Summer heat. But she's not out of the woods yet. She needs surgery for the basketball size wound on her leg.

Skye was seized by the Geene County Sheriff's Department and taken in at the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA July 21. She was allegedly abandoned in a barn, without food or water, for an extended period of time. In addition to being emaciated and dehydrated, the horse had two serious injuries on her back legs, one untreated for so long it had grown to the size of a basketball, according to GCHS. You can see the graphic photo below.

“It’s amazing Skye survived this hot weather period, considering the average horse will drink ten to twenty gallons of water each day. Her survival demonstrates what a fighter she is. She has an incredible will to live,” said CGHS/SPCA President/Cruelty Investigator Ron Perez.

Skye is now in a foster home where she’s under the care of an equine veterinarian. She's expected to make a full recovery; however, she needs surgery that costs as much as $4,000. The Humane Society is turning to the public to help. Donations can be mailed to CGHS/SPCA, 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY, 12534, Attn: Skye, or online at the shelter’s website, cghs.org.

William Hrazanek of Fleischmanns, New York in Delaware County, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty. “We would like to commend the Greene County Sheriff’s Office for the outstanding job in their investigation of this cruelty complaint. Due to their quick response, we believe the Sheriff’s Office saved Skye’s life. She likely wouldn’t have lasted another day without water,” said Perez.

Photo by Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA
Photo by Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA
Photo by Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA

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