RICHMOND, Va. -- Animal shelter workers are celebrating after an injured horse heralded as a "beacon of hope" was discharged from a veterinary clinic Tuesday.
Officials with Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) wrote that Sailor the horse was injured in a fiery wreck on I-95 that killed his owner and three other horses earlier this month in Sussex County.
State police said a 77-year-old man driving a camper pulling a horse trailer was headed north when he ran off the interstate. The vehicle truck hit a tree, then struck another tree, before catching the truck and trailer on fire. Both vehicles were fully engulfed by fire, according to troopers.
“A HUGE thank you to Dr. Smith and his team at Woodside Equine Clinic for their exemplary care and compassion,” RACC officials wrote on Facebook. “Sailor has been a beacon of hope in this heartbreaking situation and we are so grateful to have been part of his story.”
Sailor will move forward with his rehabilitation with the Sussex County Animal Services team.
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