Horse an unwelcome visitor at Hawaii hospital
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) ” A horse is a horse, of course, of course, but the one brought to visit a patient at Wilcox Memorial Hospital was the wrong horse.
A drunken man brought the horse to visit an ailing relative earlier this month, thinking it would cheer up the patient to see his stallion, said Lani Yukimura, a spokeswoman at the hospital on Kauai.
The man and the horse rode an elevator up to the third floor, where they were met and stopped by security personnel, Yukimura said.
“That’s not my horse,” the patient said when he was brought out to see the horse.
Security then managed to get the man and the horse out of the hospital, with “just a few scuff marks,” Yukimura said.
The hospital has a pet visitation policy, but it’s for dogs and cats, not horses.
“On Kauai, we have a very warm inviting atmosphere at Wilcox,” Yukimura said. “We just hope people understand this is not a place for a horse.”
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