Two horses shot in Georgia pasture, one dead


A $US5000 has been posted over the shooting of two horses in a pasture in Hall County, Georgia.

Deputies with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the shooting late last week, which left one horse dead from multiple gunshot wounds and another wounded.  It survived with a single  gunshot wound, but caregivers are worried about the risk of infection.

Deputies received the call on March 29 to the 6700 block of West County Line Road, in Lula, after a family member found the dead animal. The 15-year-old horse was named Rox.

The surviving horse is 14-year-old Junior.

Investigators are requesting the public’s help in providing information about the shooting, and are urging them to contact investigator Scott Lilly at 770-531-6879.

No motive has yet been established.

Meanwhile, the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia (HSNEGA) has announced a $US5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

“We were approached by an individual, who wishes to remain anonymous, but was concerned about the multiple horse shootings last week and offered a donation toward a reward,”  society executive director Rick Aiken said.

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