Elderly Horse Apparently Assaulted With Rocks in Nighttime Attack Deserves Justice

Target: Maricopa County District Attorney Alister Adel

Goal: Pursue maximum punishment of two men accused of viciously attacking horse.

Two men were allegedly caught on camera hitting an elderly horse and throwing rocks at him. The attack apparently lasted half an hour while the horse was trapped in his pen. The horse, named Indy, is 30 years old and is retired.

Indy’s owner stated, “This is supposed to be [his] good ole days, and then this happens.”

The owners first realized something was wrong when they noticed some rocks in Indy’s pen while they were feeding him. “We saw a river rock in his pen,” said owner, Sean Pietsch. “So we checked the security cameras and that’s when we discovered two individuals had come into the yard at 1 a.m. and were in here for about 30 minutes straight — assaulting the horses, throwing river rocks at them, punching them. All kinds of horrible, horrible things.”

Per the security camera footage, the attackers fled when the owner stepped out on to his porch in the middle of the night. “I almost feel guilty that I was 200 feet away and didn’t know, and didn’t stop it,” Sean said. “He was crashing into the rails, trying to do everything to get away from them — to get out of his pen.”

Recently, sheriff’s deputies arrested two individuals and charged them with this alleged crime. The suspects are facing trial on the charges. Ask prosecutors to vigorously pursue this case.


Dear District Attorney Adel,

Two individuals were recently arrested and charged with burglary and animal cruelty charges for an alleged attack on an elderly horse. The horse is 30 years old and was locked in his pen when the suspects reportedly attacked him with rocks and their fists.

The attack appears to have gone on for 30 minutes until the owner just happened to come out on his porch. While the horse survived the attack, he is facing severe emotional trauma from this incident.

I ask that you please devote all resources necessary to fully and vigorously prosecute the two individuals accused of this heinous crime.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Belinda Hankins


  1. CRIMES AGAINST ANIMALS MUST be TAKEN SERIOUSLY – Only PSYCHOS engage in depravedly cruel treatment of Abusing HORSE Indy — it WILL be worse the next time — we MUST STOP the IDIOTS from torturing innocent, vulnerable Animals — throw the two IDIOTS in PRISON / rubber room — something is VERY WRONG with them— teach them to NEVER REPEAT their crimes – we MUST NEVER accept abuse to Animals

  2. Lee H Rollins says:

    People that hurt animals are mentally sick and should be dealt with legally and maximum punishment should be put on people who do things like they did to Indy. If they do this to animals then they will do them to people. They are not safe.

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