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Community stepping up to help police horse

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Posted at 10:17 PM, Dec 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-16 01:17:39-05

NV Energy is the latest member of the community to step up and help a horse that belongs to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Mounted Unit.

A 13-year-old Friesian horse named Gryff was donated to the department earlier this year.

On Feb. 1, Gryff began showing signs of colic. It was then discovered that he had serious ulcers in this stomach. While in recovery, it was also discovered that he had a critical hoof condition that resulted in several weeks in intensive care at a medical center.

He finally returned to LVMPD's stable in March and is now back in training.

The cost for Gryff’s medical treatment has totaled more than $21,000. The BrendenMann Foundation helped the department obtain Gryff, and the foundation has generously donated $10,000 towards his medical bills. Anderson Dairy has also donated $1,000. Today, Lieutenant Jeff Hewes received the generous donation of $5,000 from Pat Egan, the Senior Vice President of Customer Operations for NV Energy.

Gryff is expected to complete his training in early 2017. If you would like to help with the remaining medical bills, click here.