An investigation into the treatment of three horses in Waterford is now underway.
On Friday, pictures of the animal’s condition were posted to social media which sparked public outcry about their welfare.
But according to the animal welfare agency, the images don’t tell the whole story.
The OSPCA said to us in a release “We recognize the pictures shared on social media of the horses are concerning. The horses involved are sick and have been under ongoing vet care.”
The OSPCA says staff has visited the property several times and worked with a veterinarian to address all concerns that have been reported.
The Norfolk OPP said one of the horses was euthanized by a veterinarian Saturday.
As of Sunday, the other two horses are still on the property.
The two remaining horses were allegedly supposed to be moved to another farm, but protesters blocked access because of concerns to the current owner’s ties to the destination where the horses were to be transferred.
They want to see the horses moved to a specific horse rescue.
Several political figures have made a point of showing up on the scene to either show their support for the protesters or investigate the issue further.
This includes Mayor Kristal Chopp, Waterford Councillor Kim Huffman, and Haldimand Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett.
The OSPCA is promising to provide regular updates about “ongoing care” for the horses.
An update is expected this afternoon.