HALL COUNTY, GA (CBS ATLANTA) - A reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for a horse shooting in Hall County.
The Humane Society is offering a $5,000 reward.
Police say one horse survived but another didn't. That animal was found with five slugs in its body.
It happened last Thursday on West County Line Road in Hall County.
"We're having to keep him locked up because, you know, to make sure he doesn't get infected," said Carroll Saxon.
Saxon takes extra special care of his 14-year-old horse named Junior after someone opened fire last Thursday at animals grazing on his rural farm.
That's because Saxon's other horse, 15-year-old Rox, didn't survive.
"Found that the other one had been shot. He'd been shot five times," said Saxon. "We've had them ever since they were born."
All the animals on Saxon's farm are a part of his family. He can't believe someone would use them for target practice.
"They're pets," added Saxon. "My kids have shown the black and white one. We do a lot of trail riding.""Who would do such a thing?" asked CBS Atlanta News reporter Steve Kiggins.
"I don't know, you tell me," replied Saxon. "Somebody that isn't got (any) kind of sense at all." Saxon believes the shooter was sloppy and hopes whoever shot his animals will be brought to justice soon.
Saxon said he'll keep his animals out of the pasture until the shooter is caught.
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Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Reward offered in Hall County horse shooting.
AM NOTE: Animal abuse continues to be a big problem throughout the state. Horses have not only been harrassed and abused here in Milton Georgia without any repercussion to the offenders, they are now being shot and killed in other areas of the state. Please support Liberty's Law to help put an end to this cruelty once and for all. You can sign the petition here..
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