December 5, 2023

UPDATE: According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Workplace (LCSO), the horse is undertaking nicely. LCSO’s Agricultural Device and Animal Cruelty Task Pressure investigated this incident.

Deputies say the proprietor was cooperative and mentioned he would prepare much better transportation for the horse.

The horse is healthful and clean up. LCSO studies that there are no wellness problems at this time, and the animal is in excellent health and fitness.

UPDATE: The Lee County Sheriff’s Office environment states the Agriculture Device and ACTF are adhering to up on this case.

UPDATE: The Lee County Sheriff’s Place of work states that the horse was never ever deserted.

The driver/operator of the trailer was not cited and produced arrangements for alternate horse transportation. 

According to LCSO, the horse is alright and was explained to be checked out by a specialised horse doctor in Hendry County.

FORT MYERS, Fla. – A 2,000-pound draft horse fell out of a trailer and on to a highway on Saturday.

Just off Palm Beach Blvd, around I-75, the trailer driver said that this was a freak condition and refused to talk on digicam.

He mentioned that the rope the horse was harnessed to within the trailer broke, creating him to fall into the fast paced road.

He explained the horse was sitting in the road, but got up and was high-quality just after ingesting some h2o.

A lady who works at a Cracker Barrel suitable following to in which the incident transpired said an individual came inside of inquiring for h2o for the horse, and she gave it to them. 

The trailer driver said the horse’s identify is “Alexander the Great” and the horse pulls coffins for a funeral enterprise based in Fort Myers named Elite Celebrations.

In spite of this, Alexander the Fantastic finished up in a near-loss of life scenario.

The driver reported he will see a veterinarian on Monday.

Suzi Hosfeld is a prior horse proprietor. She ran up to the trailer when she observed it parked on the aspect of the highway, seeking to enable. 

“I arrived up all over below and around to the trailer. I identified a pretty negative-looking horse and a terrible-seeking trailer that no horse individual would enable their animals in,” Hosfeld reported.

“The total back of the trailer was open with nails sticking out of the again of this trailer. The horse is in deplorable condition.” Hosfeld explained, “The dude is like I appreciate my horse and I’m like… perfectly if you liked your horse, you’d get improved care of him!”

Hosfeld mentioned, “ The Humane Society, Carmine Marceno really should be listed here that horse need to be in another trailer. They took off with a damaged-down trailer! I’m sick to my belly. I’m so apprehensive about this horse, so I need to have all the horse people today to assistance with this.”

Other folks who dwell in the region are shocked to hear about this way too. 

Robert Brindley said, “I think that’s really intense. That normally does not transpire all around right here. There could be cows that get out of the fence, but that normally does not happen.”

Brindley explained, “Man look at this dude that horse is tough. He’s not even washed what the ****, they enable him go.”

Tom Glidden stated, “I really do not want to see nobody’s horse get harm they are pets. They ought to go arrest the men and women you know for genuine, and the cops as well. Whoever permit them go ain’t suitable.”

NBC2 has reached out to the Lee County Sheriff’s s Business office to see if nearly anything is staying accomplished about the situation.