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Cow, horse shot in Wayne County

Posted December 2, 2008

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— Wayne County animal control officers are looking for clues about the November shooting deaths of a cow and a horse.

Deputies said they do not believe the cases are connected.

The cow’s owner found the animal shot to death on the morning of Nov. 18 in the 1800 block of Highway 55 in Mount Olive.

The horse, which was running loose, was shot the morning of Nov. 19 in the area of Adams Road in Seven Springs.

The Animal Control Department can be reached at 919-731-1439. Crime Stoppers can be reached at 919-735-2255.


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  • NCTeacher Dec 2, 2008

    Go Green- dumping the deer carcass into the river is actually a responsible hunting practice. The game warden recommends that to you since the catfish will eat the deer and that keeps people from dumping them on the side of the road.

  • Adelinthe Dec 2, 2008

    Caring for defenseless animals is the responsibility of everyone. Poor things!

    Praying they catch the animals who did this.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • squirrelsunlimited Dec 2, 2008

    These were not hunters. These were renegades with guns and they need to be put away.

  • iron fist Dec 2, 2008

    Horses and cows have been shot by mistake by hunters, but I don't think the same hunters would make the same mistake twice.

  • GoGreen Dec 2, 2008

    Guys, don't get so bent. It was an attempt at humor, nothing more. Sheesh.

    Now, what do I do when I see the skinned, headless carcass of a deer dumped from a bridge into a creek near my house? Who do I get to blame that on? Prolly wasn't hunters was it?

    If you want to defend hunting and hunters, do more to promote responsible hunting practices.

  • bigbob987 Dec 2, 2008

    Why would anyone think someone was shooting at deer when a cow and a horse were killed. You must not have seen a deer lately. There is no evidence that a deer hunter was involved so why try to associate this in any way to hunters.

  • BeachBum08 Dec 2, 2008

    No they KNEW what they were shooting!! It was probbaly a bunch of drunks out looking something to do!!

  • Politically Honest NOT PC Dec 2, 2008

    Somebody obviously can't tell the difference between a deer and a horse or cow.