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Horse dies from possible heat exhaustion walking in funeral procession in New Orleans

Published: Jun. 11, 2022 at 7:46 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 11, 2022 at 7:47 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A horse walking in a funeral procession in New Orleans “likely” died of heat exhaustion, according to the executive director at the Humane Society of Louisiana.

The Humane Society’s Jeff Dorson shared the heartbreaking update in a Facebook post with few details, including the horse’s age or any preexisting or previous health concerns.

A horse walking in a funeral procession in New Orleans “likely” died of heat exhaustion,...
A horse walking in a funeral procession in New Orleans “likely” died of heat exhaustion, according to the executive director at the Humane Society of Louisiana.(Humane Society of Louisiana)

The funeral procession followed a path down Esplanade Avenue, he says.

A necropsy will determine the official cause of death. Dorson speculates the animal succumbed to the 90-degree heat felt across the city Saturday.

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