Update: Friends Help Raise Funds for Florida Gasoline-Injected Horse

Straight from the Horse's Heart

By Carlos E. Medina as published in The Ocala Star Banner

“It’s phenomenal that people came out on such a hot day to help Kate”

 Penrod drains hang out of Kate's wounds as she was well enough to attended the Poker Ride For Kate in Memory of Jolean Sunday morning, June 29, 2014, at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, FL. Doug Engle/Ocala Star-Banner
Penrod drains hang out of Kate’s wounds as she was well enough to attended the Poker Ride For Kate in Memory of Jolean Sunday morning, June 29, 2014, at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, FL.
Doug Engle/Ocala Star-Banner

The story of Kate and Jolean, two Marion County, FLhorses injected with gasoline in early June, made international headlines.

Jolean, a Paso Fino, did not survive, but Kate, a spotted saddle horse, is slowly recuperating.

Drainage tubes in her neck near where she was injected with the fuel still release material that smells of gasoline.

“It’s not as strong smelling as it was at first, but there is a distinct gas smell,” said Leah Greenleaf, who owns Kate.

On Sunday, more than 100 horse…

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