Dallas Police Horse ‘On The Mend’ After Being Hit In Head With Brick By Protester

Dallas Police horse ‘Cash’ sustained a deep wound after a violent protester threw a brick at his head.

People across the country have taken to the streets to protest against police brutality after the death of George Floyd. While most of the protests have been peaceful, some have turned into riots.

A protest in downtown Dallas quickly turned into a riot when protesters “began smashing windows, looting and setting fires,” reports photojournalist @FOX4Terry. During the chaos, police horse Cash was hit in the head by a large brick or rock by a violent protester, who was detained.

Photo: Instagram/FOX4Terry

Officers and firefighters rushed to help stop the bleeding from the large gaping wound on the horse’s head. The photo of Cash’s bloodied face surrounded by officers went viral.

Photo: Instagram/FOX4Terry

The suspect, 18-year-old Alexander Delgado, was arrested and charged with assault of a police animal, which is a felony.

Photo: Instagram/FOX4Terry

Cash returned to the stables to recover and the Dallas Police Department reassured concerned citizens that he was “on the mend”. Aside from wishing Cash a speedy recovery, many people sent treats and gifts.

The officers made sure Cash received the best care. “Cash has been enjoying some TLC getting apples, carrots and peppermints.”

Cash has made a full recovery and is back at work, but this incident and others involving police horses have people questioning if horses belong at protests. The lives of the horses, officers, and protesters are endangered when protests turn into riots.

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast that resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.
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