CANAAN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A young woman from Canaan is heartbroken and searching for answers after her 4-year-old horse was struck and dragged by a truck right outside her home Wednesday morning.
That horse died from its injuries, and now State Police are investigating.
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“I miss my best friend that I’ll never get back,” Sierra Miner said as she broke down in tears.
She said she was inside her home Wednesday morning when she got a number of frantic phone calls and texts from friends and neighbors to tell her that her beloved horse Lucy was dead on the side of the road.
The horse had been tied to a cinder block where it was grazing at the end of her driveway along Hubbard Road in Canaan.
“She was in her own yard, enjoying her own grass,” Miner said.
Miner says it was clear that someone had struck her horse with a large vehicle before dragging it more than a half mile down the dirt road.
“She was fighting the whole entire way—digging her feet in. Her back feet, back hooves were almost gone,” Miner said.
Those hoof print were still visible in the dirt Wednesday night along with the blood on the neighbor’s lawn. Miner says they believe the horse also struck their mailbox.
“She didn’t just get hit. She got tortured,” Miner said.
Wednesday night, Miner’s friends and sisters rallied around her with signs reading “Justice for Lucy.” Her story now gaining a lot of attention on social media.
“I’m so touched that everyone is so supportive. I didn’t think it was going to happen like this,” Miner said.
All they have left is pieces of the broken cinder block that Lucy was once tied to, and more questions than answers.
“How can you know that you crushed a whole family today? I didn’t even get an ‘I’m sorry.’ I didn’t even get an ‘I accidentally hit your horse,’” Miner said. “I’m heartbroken. I buried my best friend today.”
Somerset County Sheriffs were on scene after the incident, but the investigation has now been handed over to State Police. Anyone with information should contact their investigative unit.
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