Group raising money for horse injected with gasoline

'Horse and Man' hope to raise $4,000

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BELLEVIEW, Fla. - A group hopes to raise $4,000 to help pay the medical bills for a horse injected with gasoline.

"Horse and Man" told Local 6 it has chosen Kate to be the benefactor for its monthly bucket fund, according to a Dawn Diovera, executive producer for the group.

All money raised during the June bucket fund will be used to pay for Kate's veterinarian bills, according to Diovera.

Investigators say Kate and a second horse named Jolean were injected with gasoline earlier in the week. Jolean had to be put down.

"Jolean was our horse, we rescued her a year and a half ago," said John Hoogerhyde, Jolean's owner. "She was a rescue from someone in Ocala who had badly beaten her. We took her. She didn't like people. She didn't want people at first and we trained her to be kindhearted and love humans again. Someone took our horse from us."

People interested in donating to help Kate can do so by clicking here.

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