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Mysterious illness that killed 4 horses in Hertford may have been poisoning, experts say

Stable offering cash reward for information
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Posted at 10:31 AM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 10:44:56-05

HERTFORD, N.C. - It's still an ongoing battle for New Hope Stables, whose owners said they believe malice led to the death of four horses in September.

Horses at the stable began to mysteriously fall ill towards the end of September, with four dying shortly after. The stable's owners and animal researchers could not figure out what caused the horses' deaths.

In a previous interview, a spokesperson for the stable said the malice allegation is according to results from veterinary research and research from university and state entities.

The continuous illnesses have resulted in time and resources being utilized around the clock. Each vet call cost $500, the stable's spokesperson said, and fundraisers and a GoFundMe page were set up to help ease the financial burden.

Donors locally and across the nation stepped in to help in other ways, such as a donor from California who donated a security system to the stable at no charge.

New Hope Stable is asking anyone with information to reach out to them, and is offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Tips can be made by phone to the stable at (252) 312-9994.