MEGGETT, SC (WCSC) - A badly-burned and malnourished horse taken from a Summerville property in early March is almost completely healthy.
According to Elizabeth Steed with Livestock and Equine Awareness and Rescue Network (LEARN), the horse Whisper now weighs just under 1,000 pounds, and his burns are almost completely healed.
When Whisper was taken from the property on Old Dairy Road, he was 400 pounds underweight and had burns covering 60 percent of his body.
A veterinary report taken back in March stated Whisper had a very large area on the left flank where skin [was] missing and maggots [were] present.
Steed said the skin was missing because the owner allegedly poured kerosene on the horse, which is an "old-fashioned" way to treat a certain condition. She added the kerosene should have been diluted for such a treatment.
These days, Whisper is running around and enjoying the pastures at LEARN's rehab farm in Meggett.