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Vance County investigating horse's death

Posted July 6, 2012 10:07 a.m. EDT

WRAL News

— 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.