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Horse found shot to death in Zebulon pasture

Posted March 17, 2014

Zebulon — A Wake County equestrian community is worried someone might be targeting their horses after a 15-year-old Apaloosa was shot and killed a few days ago in a pasture along Mitchell Mill Road in Zebulon, N.C.

Residents in the area told WRAL News Monday that they are installing surveillance cameras and looking at other possible security measures. 

This is not the first time horses in the area have been attacked. Last year, six horses in nearby pastures were stabbed. All of those horses recovered from their injuries.

Wake County sheriff's investigators said Monday they don't know yet if the latest case is related to last year's. Both are under investigation.


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  • sunshine1040 Mar 19, 2014

    I do not know who or why anyone would do this but I hope they are caught and punished for the criminals they are not just a slap on the hand please.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Mar 19, 2014

    I'm hoping that everyone here who is outraged understand that this goes on all day every day here in the U.S.

    You decide how much this goes on every time you sit down to eat. Maybe stories like this will help folks understand the animal cruelty that they themselves unnecessarily create?

  • vincentwilliam794 Mar 18, 2014

    This is so very sad, PLEASE everyone, listen, keep and eye and ears open, someone knows who is doing this..poor animals. and I agree 100% wih Desiderata

  • Mariann Byknish Mar 18, 2014
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    May they find the perp and let me have one gun and 30 seconds to make sure they never draw another breath ! I want to make sure they suffer! NO EXCUSE!!!!!

  • Tim Pearce Mar 18, 2014
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    Must be all the chemicals we are eating in our foods these days. And the lack of moral fiber in our diet too. And the permissive attitude and the just general lack of care people use when rearing their young. How bout that??

  • EricaSliver Mar 18, 2014

    Who would attack a horse? What is the sense in that? Abusing animals for pleasure or game is sick! And those that abuse, torture or kill animals for fun often commit much more sinister acts in the future. I hope the one(s) responsible for shooting this horse are found soon!

  • dwntwnboy2 Mar 18, 2014

    After a rash of horse stabbings last year! Who goes around stabbing horses? There is a whole lot of crazy in this world and it's amazing how much of it is hidden just beneath the surface until you add alcohol- it blossoms like Miracle-Grow!

  • Chase Truman Mar 18, 2014
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    This is horrible. I sincerely hope they find the person or persons responsible for these attacks.

  • Beth Pearce Mar 17, 2014
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    Horrible!!! What kind of person or persons would do this? Sadistic! I guarantee they are under 25 years old! GUARANTEE!!!