Henderson, N.C. — Vance County Animal Control and the sheriff's office are investigating the death of a horse that was found curled up in an empty water trough in the middle of a field near Henderson Thursday night.
Authorities received a tip about a horse that was tied to the bumper of a pickup truck in the middle of a field off County Line Road with no water and no shade.
When they arrived around 9:30 p.m., they found the horse dead. Authorities took the animal to Raleigh to determine a time and cause of death.
No charges have been filed at this point. Sheriff's officials said they are still investigating.