HARWICH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A horse at CB Equestrian in Harwich named Scottie is recovering after an unknown intruder broke in and stabbed him with the broken handle of a pitchfork.
Now, a GoFundMe page has raised over $33,000 for Scottie.
"On the night of Saturday February 8th, some time between Saturday’s night check feeding and Sunday’s morning breakfast feeding, 4 of our horses were let out of their stalls," Claire Bangert, the GoFundMe's organizer, wrote. "Our beloved Scottie was not only let loose but violently attacked with a broken pitchfork handle."
Bangert thanked the responding veterinarian for rushing to the scene, and said Scottie survived the removal of the pitchfork and underwent another surgery Sunday night.
"We are overjoyed to report that as of Monday morning, Scottie is perky, hungry, and stable," she wrote. "We never thought such an atrocity was possible. The entire barn family is grateful to those who will give to this effort to help offset Scottie’s medical costs and provide additional security to keep this barn a safe place for all."
Harwich Police said they are investigating the matter as a felony offense. They were called to the barn on Derby Lane around 9 a.m. Sunday.
"We are deeply disturbed by this heinous attack on a defenseless animal," the department wrote on their Facebook page.
Anyone who lives in the area and has any information—especially those who have security cameras—is asked to call Det. Sgt. Bob Brackett at 508-430-7541.
To donate to the GoFundMe, click here.
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