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  1. #1
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    Exclamation Horse attacker(s)/killer(s) on the LOOSE in Nokesville, VA!

    Please pass the word - this is NOT a hoax!

    HORSEOWNERS in PWC and Fauquier Counties (perhaps even further)...
    WARNING - your horses could be in DANGER!
    This was just posted by my vet on her Facebook page - it happened in Nokesville (VA) LAST NIGHT:

    "A barn on Vint Hill had 2 horses out of 50 in a field attacked overnight. One killed. The other w head trauma and a broken leg. Both had identical head wounds although in different areas of head but suggesting the same shaped weapon. Police investigation in process. I have to say PWC Animal Control was very concerned, thorough and professional. If I had horses in Nokesville, I would keep them in at night, keeps the lights on, and check them frequently! I will never understand how anyone could do this to some of the friendliest, most trusting animals on the planet. It's SICK!"

    My vet further said that it appeared an axe was involved as one, if not the sole, weapon.
    Last edited by Liberty; May. 3, 2013 at 03:53 PM.
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    Hard to imagine how someone would kill a horse with an axe?

    You do seem to have some crazies loose there.

    Hope they catch them soon, before morse are killed.



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    Why can't people just leave anything that's not their's alone?! Kids, horses, property...whatever! For being the dominant species- we suck.
    Kerri


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    Hard to imagine how someone would kill a horse with an axe?

    You do seem to have some crazies loose there.

    Hope they catch them soon, before morse are killed.
    If there were more than one attacker, they probably wouldn't have much trouble killing a horse with an axe, especially since it sounds like s/he/they went for the horses' heads first.

    I'm hoping getting the word out may help in either catching the perpetrator(s), or, at least, preventing them from doing this again. One thing's for sure - there will be a lot of folks keeping their horses closer, and their guns loaded and ready.
    Equus Keepus Brokus


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    What vet posted this? Just want to make sure it's legit. Anyone know what farm it was on Vint Hill? Thanks!
    They call it PMS because Mad Cow Disease was already taken...



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    Default Address?

    I'm trying to help out Channel 4 in DC...do you know the name of the farm(s) where this occurred?
    Or you can PM me.



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    Edited to delete sensitive info not ready for distribution yet (see LaBonnieBon's post below).
    Last edited by Liberty; May. 3, 2013 at 05:10 PM.
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    This is a true incident, but the farm and police are asking to keep all the information on lock down during the investigation. Your cooperation is appreciated!! Thanks!
    They call it PMS because Mad Cow Disease was already taken...


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    Didn't some nut job attack animals at a petting zoo in Fairfax County last year? Turned out to be a kid. Wow.



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    Default WRC

    Think they are doing a story on this.



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    I used to board there and from what I was told once, this isn't the first time that they've had problems, however, any other issues I'm aware of were several years ago and things seemed to have settled down. So sorry that this happened.
    "It is not necessary for you to let everyone know everything about you. In fact, it is probably wise that you don't. There are some things that you need only discuss with God."



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    Quote Originally Posted by Liberty View Post
    One thing's for sure - there will be a lot of folks keeping their horses closer, and their guns loaded and ready.
    That's right. People who attack animals like this go on to attack humans. More than one person, attacking in a large group of animals, extreme violence with intent to kill and torture -- these perpetrators are already pretty far gone.


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    WRC (Channel 4) just aired a short blurb about this. They have a reporter on the way there and said a complete story will be aired tonight on their 11 pm newscast.
    Equus Keepus Brokus


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    https://www.facebook.com/pwcpd/posts/506128849436553

    For non-Facebookers, the PWC police posted the following on their FB page (link above):

    Prince William County Police Department
    55 minutes ago
    ..Suspicious incident: Police are investigating the suspicious circumstances involving the deaths of two horses found at a farm in Nokesville today. Between the hours of 6am and 7am this morning, a ten year old thoroughbred cross mare was found dead in a field. A quarter horse gelding palomino was also found in the field, severely injured and required euthanasia. Police are actively investigating the case. If you have information that may be helpful in the investigation, please contact police dispatch at 703 792 6500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liberty View Post
    https://www.facebook.com/pwcpd/posts/506128849436553

    For non-Facebookers, the PWC police posted the following on their FB page (link above):

    Prince William County Police Department
    55 minutes ago
    ..Suspicious incident: Police are investigating the suspicious circumstances involving the deaths of two horses found at a farm in Nokesville today. Between the hours of 6am and 7am this morning, a ten year old thoroughbred cross mare was found dead in a field. A quarter horse gelding palomino was also found in the field, severely injured and required euthanasia. Police are actively investigating the case. If you have information that may be helpful in the investigation, please contact police dispatch at 703 792 6500.
    My lord this is horrible! What is happening to this country.
    Please praying that the police catch these maniacs.
    God those poor owners. I would be living in my barn with my double barreled shot gun at the ready.
    "you can only ride the drama llama so hard before it decides to spit in your face." ?Caffeinated.


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    And the rumors start: heard some moron already said my farm, where I LIVE, was the one it happened at. Never mind we aren't on Vint Hill, nor even the same side of 28.
    There's coffee in that nebula.


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    This is really scary. I hope they find who did this quickly. I can only hope they visit the wrong farm.


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    K, this is my area. WTF? Seriously?
    I mean...within minutes of where my horse is. So um. Do I panic now or wait?
    A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

    Might be a reason, never an excuse...



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    I would certainly ask your BO what is being done to keep a closer eye on things. Yikes~!
    I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
    I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09



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    The real question to ask is "What the heck is anyone going to do about this?".
    Thus do we growl that our big toes have,
    at this moment, been thrown up from below!



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