Horse Shot In Leg In Md.; Animal Euthanized

CHARLOTTE HALL, Md. (AP) — The Charles County Sheriff’s Office say a show horse was shot last month in Charlotte Hall.

It happened Jan. 21 on Old Homeplace Drive. Deputies say the horse’s owner found it lying in a pasture with a gunshot wound to its leg. The animal had to be euthanized.

Deputies say there have been other incidents involving horse in the area since 2008. While there is no evidence linking the incidents, deputies are investigating any connections.

The Sheriff’s Office say a reward has been offered that leads to the arrest and indictment of suspects in the most recent incident.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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    For some time we have known that the world is not safe. It is getting worse day by day and you have to watch your back. If you love your pets and companion animals, never leave them unattended. I guess it’s kind of hard with horses, but take a moment to think about it —— if you’re supervising them at all times, then you’ll know exactly where they are and what is happening at every moment. For dogs, I always suggest that they be supervised at all times, not to mention always on a leash. For cats, I suggest cats stay strictly indoors. There really should be no question about it. Animals are just like children and if you would have a problem/see a problem with letting a kid wonder off, then why let cats run loose where they are exposed to life-threating and irreversible consequences?? Animals depend on us for protection. This is a sad shame.

  • LKB

    wait, you want to blame the owners? Are you nuts? Horses are outside, ideally, about 10 hours a day. Are we supposed to hire guards for them? Jesus.


    No, not necessarily blaming them but having some way to supervise them at all times would definitely help the situation. So, what would you do then??

  • JLS

    Hmmm so round the clock security guard…yeah right! It’s essential for the horses health to be out at pasture a good portion of the day…it’s no one’s fault but the effin sick individuals that did this haneous crime! They should be shot!

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