A human in equivelence in the Minnesota Equestrian Center (MEC) has become a rare sight due to her unusual physical condition, including her unusual appearance.
In October 2015, the MEC had to euthanize the animal after it was found to be unresponsive.
The animal had an extremely high body temperature and a history of breathing in fumes.
The MEC euthanized the animal because it was unable to keep up with its caretaker, Dr. Susan Wittenberg, due to the fact the animal had a history and physical signs of severe cardiac arrest.
Wittenberg was the Mec’s veterinarian for 15 years and said the animal was never on medication.
Wittenburg also told ABC News the animal’s body temperature was not normal and her breathing was not regular.
The animal was in pain, and she felt sick when she brought the animal to the Meco, which euthanizes animals in extreme distress.
The MEC’s chief veterinarian, Drs.
Paul Dennison and Lisa Smith, took the animal home.
However, on Thursday, the animal succumbed to its condition.
The circumstances surrounding the animal death are still under investigation, and Wittenberger said the investigation could take weeks.
“It’s a heartbreaking situation,” Wittenber said.
“This is the second one in the last few weeks that we’ve had where someone has died of this.”
She said the MECA had to call for help because of the severe heat.
The agency did not respond to ABC News’ requests for comment.
Wittenhauer said the circumstances surrounding her euthanization are still being investigated.
She said the veterinarian at the MEO was on vacation and had to come to the emergency room when the animal died.
She also said it’s not known why the animal needed to be euthanased.
“I just feel like she was not doing well,” she said.
Writtenberger said she is now looking for a new home for the animal.
She added that she is willing to take her own life if the situation requires it.ABC News’ Matthew G. Cianci contributed to this report.