St. George, SC – A child, reported to be just nine years of age, is accused of intentionally shooting animals at a South Carolina animal sanctuary; killing one goat, two horses, and injuring two other horses.
The deadly incident happened at the Shangri-La Animal Sanctuary in Dorchester County on July 29. On July 30, the sanctuary made a public statement about the cruel incident, writing:
I’m sharing this here too. For those of you who haven’t heard, someone in our neighborhood has attacked the sanctuary and shot 4 horses and 1 goat. One horse, a 30 year old off the track thoroughbred was fatally injured, another horse here lost an eye, the other two horses have been severely injured.
Since the July 30 post, one of the injured horses had to be euthanized because of the severity of her injuries. Earlier this week, the sanctuary said that the three-year-old horse had died, explaining:
Run free again sweet girl! We did everything humanely possible to save you but failed. We will get justice for you, Charlotte, Pepsi and Millie.
Huck’s Downtown Girl, aka “Hooker” was humanely euthanized at the vet clinic last night due to severe complications from her injuries to her shoulder. Basically she dislocated the joint in her foreleg, near her withers, due to the impact and trauma of being shot.
The shooter, a 9 year old neighbor boy, was found to be using these animals as target practice.
Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office has declined to press charges against the grandparents/guardians of the boy. The fact that this child obtained and used a weapon against defenseless animals that were in their pastures and the blatant cruelty to animals being dismissed is inexcusable.
212 Deming Way
Summerville SC 29483
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