IMPD patrol horse diagnosed with skin cancer

(Provided Photo/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the community’s help after a 13-year-old patrol horse was diagnosed with skin cancer.

Police say “Francis” Jake, a Percheron/Appaloosa Cross, has been with IMPD’s Mounted Patrol Unit for 11 years.

After multiple attempts to rid him of the disease, it’s at the stage where he needs an invasive surgery.

IMPD is looking for assistance from the public in helping cover medical bills for the surgery. If you would like to donate, click here, or visit the Mounted Patrol Unit office located at 77 North Tibbs Avenue. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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