Chicago officials want answers after dead horse found in Englewood yard
02/17/2020 6:44 am PST
CHICAGO (WGN) -- Several Chicago alderman are calling for changes to city ordinances after a horse was found dead in Englewood.
Chicago police and Animal Care and Control found two horses in a yard near 61st and Carpenter, after receiving multiple calls requesting well-being checks on the animals.
One of the horses was dead. No word yet on what caused the horse's death.
Animal Care decided the second horse found did not seem malnourished, and issued no citations to the animal's owner.
Ald. Ray Lopez claims the horses had no food or water, shelter, and were covered with feces. The alderman claims the city has received complaints going back to summer.
Ald. Stephanie Coleman said there are few restrictions in owning livestock, including horses, goats, chickens and pigs.
“Could this animal have been saved? Possibly. Did it belong on a street lined with cars, half a block from a busy intersection? Not at all,” said Coleman.
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