‘Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in Sanford Friday after a construction worker called to report that he was asked to use a tractor to dig a hole for a horse on a nearby property.
The construction worker said he refused to help the homeowner and called for help after he realized the owner wanted him to bury the horse alive.
“The owner or caregiver of the animal requested that he put dirt on top of the animal while it was still alive,” Seminole County sheriff’s Lt. Dennis Lemma said. “They saw a horse that was obviously sick, lying in a shallow grave in direct sunlight without food or water. It couldn’t get up. It is an alarming situation.”‘