Max, a 2-year-old miniature horse that lives in Acushnet, Mass., is receiving treatment for a bullet wound to his leg, says owner Julie Nightlinger. Nightlinger had originally assumed that the cut on Max's leg was a scratch or other common injury, but she consulted a veterinarian when it did not heal.
It was then determined that Max's injury was actually from being shot. While it is unknown why someone would shoot the mini, it's hypothesized that it could have been an accidental injury from a hunter. At this time, Max cannot stand for extended periods of time or go without pain killers.
Nightlinger is hopeful that a GoFundMe campaign will help her raise the funds necessary for Max to get a prosthetic leg and become a therapy horse.
Read more at My Fox Boston.
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