Horse Hit by Car and Left to Die on Roadside Deserves Justice

Target: Satana Deberry, Durham, NC District Attorney
Goal: Find and punish the person responsible for the hit and run death of a horse.

A woman was walking her horse named Pom Pay alongside a road when she saw headlights coming right at her. The woman’s sister, who was walking behind her witnessed the horrific event in its entirety. The car never stopped even after it had plowed through the poor animal. While the horse’s owner escaped unharmed, the horse was severely injured and lay on the road suffering for hours while veterinarians responded.

Due to the speed of the impact and the darkness, the sisters were unable to get a vehicle description or license plate number. However, evidence was recovered at the scene, including a windshield wiper.

Law enforcement officials believe the driver of the car probably didn’t even know if they hit a person or an animal, as they sped away without investigating.

Once veterinarians realized that Pom Pay couldn’t be saved, she was euthanized at the scene. “It was a gruesome few hours,” the owner said, adding that she “was traumatized.”


Dear District Attorney Deberry,

A woman was walking her horse alongside a road when a car crashed into the horse head-on and never stopped. While no vehicle description or license plate number was captured, some evidence was left at the scene, such as a windshield wiper.

The woman had received Pom Pay, a beautiful Arabian horse, as a gift from a friend seven years ago. Pom Pay, a beautiful Arabian horse, from a friend. She hadn’t owned a horse before but learned to ride with Pom Pay and quickly became a dedicated horse owner.

“When I met her, it was one of those weird things,” she said. “It was an immediate connection. I just learned as fast as I could how to take care of her.”

This is a tragic story that demands justice. Please devote all appropriate resources to finding and prosecuting the person responsible for this sick hit and run.

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Genevieve Burbridge

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