Sick horse needs donations to survive

Angel, a mare seized last week from a field in Hamlin Beach, stands in a stall at Shambley Equine Clinic in Summerville. Angel requires extensive treatment and an advocacy group is asking for donations.

Angel, a malnourished 25-year-old mare authorities seized last week from a field in Hamlin Beach, is still fighting for her life, said the director of an animal rescue group that has taken custody of the animal.

The horse requires extensive rehabilitative treatment and the bills are mounting, said Elizabeth Steed, director of LEARN, the Livestock & Equine Awareness and Rescue Network.

LEARN is a volunteer group that relies solely on donations, she said.

"Without donations, the only other option we have is euthanasia," she said.

Angel is one of two horses, a mare and a stallion, that were taken into custody by Charleston County sheriff's deputies on Thursday. The horses were found tethered in a field without access to food or water behind a house on Mercury Road.

Donations can be made to LEARN at any First Federal branch office.

Read more in tomorrow's Post and Courier.