Therapy Horse Dies After Oakdale Theft

OAKDALE, Calif. (CBS13) — A therapy horse was killed after metal thieves tore down a pasture fence, allowing some of the animals to wander near a busy highway, authorities said.

An unknown number of suspects cut down a gate at the Daley Training and Learning Center, an organization that helps special needs children, allowing six horses to wander free, according to Laura Daley.

The horses traveled about a half mile from the pasture before reaching Highway 108, and all but one of the animals were able to cross the road safely. Calvin, a quarterhorse, was struck by a casino tour bus and died from his injuries. No passengers on the bus were harmed.

Daley said it would cost thousands of dollars to get another horse, but impossible to replace the good Calvin did for children. The stolen scrap metal likely only netted a couple hundred dollars for the suspects.

“He had such a good heart for the kids,” she said. “I’m angry at the blatant disregard of other people.”

Daley has set up a reward fund and online push to convince any witnesses to turn in the suspects.

“Some of the kids gave me their change, it made me cry,” she added. “The girl riding with me today did yard work, she pulled weeds to donate to Calvin’s fund.”

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  1. Knightflyer says:

    Ah how nice,a bit of honesty.Everyone dances around this issue,but you nailed it JoeMich.BLACK ON WHITE crime is at a all time high,following a close second is brown on WHITE crime,Whites AS A MAJORITYrace need to buck up and arm up.Need I mention South Africa?

  2. Scott Whiddon says:

    nothing much has been done to stop wave of metal theft, but now that an animal has died, watch the hammer fall on these fiends!!!

  3. Bjorn2Breal says:

    Obama is fundamentally transforming America into a country our grandparents wouldn’t recognize.

    Obama’s encouragement of illegal immigration, illegitimate births, and the welfare state will lead to a nation of fat, stupid felons.

    1. not afraid says:

      Holy cripes!
      Obama is to blame for this horse being killed now????!!!
      Logical fallacies, scapegoating, and flat out lying and exagerating about “moral decline,” and “copping victimhood,” all in an effort to demonize anything liberal.

      1. Deej says:

        Try to ignore the comments. They are an attempt at astroturfing. There are a lot of comments like this to give the appearence of a grass roots uprising.

        Just remember to vote without fear and for the future. Also remember that is was the republicans that just recently took away all the funding from the disaster funds. No matter what you hear from your weekend preacher.

    2. MeasureMe says:

      I’m sorry, but I fail to see what Obama has to do with a horse being killed.

      Would you please explain your chain of logic?

      Or are you just jumping on the bandwagon of Obama bashing?

  4. MexicansEverywhere says:

    The quality of life in the U.S. is headed for the zhitter.

  5. DKM says:

    I didn’t see anywhere in this article where it said illegal immigrants did this. I was actually thinking it was unemployed meth heads. Whoever it was, they’ll never be caught, but I hope they find out what happened as a result of their theft.

    1. cmore says:

      DKM, it won’t matter to them. People like them would do anything to get what they want. Doesn’t matter if it is animal or human. They are low-life trash.

      1. Robert Mcfarland says:

        Senator Berryhill, are you aware that Golden Valley High School in Madera California has had 2 recent Copper Wiring Thefts in the Last month? While The School Board was debating how to pay for the replacement of the 1st theft, The Thieves struck again and stripped all the wiring from the brand new stadium that the residents voted to tax themselves for to get in the first place! I demand more be done to stop this behavior. I demand it!

        The fact is, these people don’t care about anybodies life or property.
        Senator Berryhill posted this story on his FaceBook page. Thousands of people have responded…But nobody has responded to the children of Madera Rancho’s.

  6. lonemountain says:

    You’re a JERK!!!

    1. lonemountain says:

      This comment was misplaced and was meant for the following:
      JoeMich
      The 3rd world people that stole the fence are not to blame. They are getting by the best they can. The people at fault are the traitorous politicians forcing Americans to stand down and allow their once great nation to be over-run with 3rd world invaders. Any politician supporting this invasion should be tried for treason and put in front of a firing squad.

      1. Dave Mendenhall says:

        I agree with the concept of your statement.

        I have spent a lot of extra time with my three horses preparing for Irene in New England. I am able to slide under bellies, stand at any flank and whisper softly with instructions, which are immediately responded to., while they free range inside the stable.

        I would not be very lenient if catching someone in the act of ‘jeopardizing the safety’ of my family.

        The last dog I trained was a therapy dog and these horses are as close as it comes, w/o being used for that purpose.

        Don’t mess with my gates, or meet conservative justice.

  7. Jim says:

    Our jails are too cushy. Criminals don’t fear them. that is the problem.

  8. savedman says:

    these satanic wretches who have rejected The Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour are just like you sinner friend. They will be your partners in hell. You are as wicked as these thieves because you are aiding the devil in destroying our nation. “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” Repent and Receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour or hell will also be your home (Romans 10:9-13)

  9. thussaiththewalrus says:

    JoeMich: WHEN they find him, he will be a WHITE DRUGGIE DROP-OUT AMERICAN CITIZEN!!!

    Your notion of condemning “illegals” for all of life’s ills is ignorant and self-serving!

    Please open your mind to (1) education, (2) logic, and (3) fact-based conclusions.

    1. cmore says:

      I like your comment. You are correct.

  10. Robert Mcfarland says:

    Senator Berryhill, are you aware that Golden Valley High School in Madera California has had 2 recent Copper Wiring Thefts in the Last month? While The School Board was debating how to pay for the replacement of the 1st theft, The Thieves struck again and stripped all the wiring from the brand new stadium that the residents voted to tax themselves for to get in the first place! I demand more be done to stop this behavior. I demand it!

    The fact is, these people don’t care about anybodies life or property.
    Senator Berryhill posted this story on his FaceBook page. Thousands of people have responded…But nobody has responded to the children of Madera Rancho’s.

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