Chicago Cops Rescue Miniature Horse

Steve Miller
July 13, 2020 - 4:01 pm
Abandoned Mini Horse

This miniature horse was found by itself on Chicago's South Side Monday (image courtesy: CPD)

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Chicago Police say officers found a miniature horse left without food or water and tied to a tow truck in a vacant lot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Monday morning.

The miniature horse didn’t have any shade, and police say it wasn’t clear how long he’d been left there in the vacant lot at 53rd and Honore.

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But they say they located his owner, and now 30-year-old Jesus Rojas-Perez is charged with two misdemeanors, including lying about his name.

An officer describes the mini-horse as tan with a long white mane about 3 feet tall.

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The animal was a little dirty but otherwise in fairly good shape.

An officer said they were told the owner had a party and didn’t want the horse in the yard, and so they tied him up in a vacant lot.

Police say they took the horse to a nearby facility, where he was given food and water and has shelter.