Veteran Rose Parade horse dies after car accident

Rose Parade Horse Killed

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This image provided by the Riverside County Animal Services shows officials assisting an injured Bucky, a 30-year-old horse, at the site of a collision Wednesday, July 3, 2013 near Blythe, Calif. The palomino, which pranced in 26 Rose Parades, was euthanized after being injured in a car accident.

Bucky the Palomino, a horse who has pranced in 26 Rose Parades, has been euthanized after being injured in a car accident.

Owner Carol Tennant says Bucky had to be put down Wednesday morning after surviving a car accident that left the horse with serious internal injuries.

Tennant was driving to the Prescott Frontier Days to participate in that parade when she lost control of her vehicle, which was towing a trailer with Bucky inside. Animal control officials and good samaritans tried to save the animal, along with a veterinarian.

As the temperature climbed to 116 degrees, they poured water on Bucky, used fans to try him down and gave him hydration through an IV, but brain injuries caused him to thrash around violently until he was euthanized humanely.

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