NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Volunteers from the Humane Society of Louisiana have helped get 16 horses that appeared in this year's Carnival parades adopted, but there are still four more that need a home.
"We are hoping that we will get a few more applications this weekend, so we can successfully close the books on this year's Carnival season, at least as it pertains to the parade horses and their adoptions," said Jeff Dorson HSL Director.
After a video shared widely on social media showed a rider in the Krewe of Ohsun parade violently kicking and punching his horse, HSL made it top priority to find these horses a safe home.
The rider was later identified, cited and had his horse seized by the authorities, according to the report.
Some of the horses still seeking adoption are Corona, Royale, Pinot and Flaka.
The Humane Society of Louisiana is one of the state's largest animal protection organizations and operates the Enoch J. Donaldson Animal Sanctuary that is home to more than 20 horses.
For more information, please visit its page on Facebook or its website.