I came across this story on a friends facebook page and feel the need to share it.
On the evening of May 5 2012, J & S stables lost a family member to senseless hate & violence. BO, a paint horse & trusted mount of the Shepard family for years was shot in the gut by a high powered rifle and made to flail and suffer in agony, fear and pain while his pasturemate watched until he bled out and ultimately died. He was doing nothing more than grazing peacefully in his roadside pasture on the corner of Old Folkstone Road and Country Club Road in the community of Sneads Ferry NC on a nice spring evening. Hunting is not allowed in the area and the Shepards are kind people who have no enemies. Bo was murdered for no other reason than “just because”. Please share this horrible incident with whomever you think will care to read it. Someone knows who did it, and we want them brought to justice. If not only for justice for Bo and the Shepards, but BC if they are sorry enough to murder an innocent animal for fun, then they are capable of doing the same to a human. If you have ANY info, please call ONSLOW CO SHERIFFS DEPT @ 910 455 3113. There is a combined reward of $4500 between the Shepards and Crimestoppers available at this time to anyone with info leading to a conviction. What would you do if this happened to you or your pets?
If you live in NC please share this with your friends and family and ask that they share it as well. This is such a sad story and I hope that we can find Justice for Bo and put the horse murderer behind bars!
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KimberleyMay 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm
That is terrible, I can’t imagine how the owner’s feel….unbelievable that someone would do such a thing. I know of a couple horses, including a valued stud, that was shot and killed by “accident” by hunters. I say “accident” loosely because carelessness is hardly accidental in my opinion.
I hope they find who did this and that justice is served.
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