Horses stabbed in Zebulon

January 4, 2013 2:02:57 PM PST
The Wake County Sheriff's Department is investigating the stabbing of horses on a Zebulon farm.

Neighbors hope the suspect or suspects are caught because it worries them that that type of person is roaming free.

"For someone to do this is just a shock. It just breaks my heart that there's someone in this area that came to this area to do this to these animals," said Mary Ann Wheat, who lives near the farm where the incidents happened.

Wheat loves her neighborhood surrounded by horse pastures.

"They're just so peaceful," said Wheat. "In this hectic world, it's nice to look out and see the horses."

Someone stabbed nearly a dozen horses in November.

"It just broke my heart," said Wheat. "Horses really don't do anything."

Wheat saw it with her own eyes.

"We're talking stab wounds, slashes to the chest," said Wheat. "These were pretty significant stab wounds into their bodies in different areas."

The attacker or attackers apparently came looking for the animals.

"They weren't attacking these animals in the field," said Wheat. "They were attacking them in the barn. Someone had to go into the barn because they broke down all the bales of hay."

Six weeks later, investigators have no real leads.

Anyone with information should contact the Wake County Sheriff's Office at (919) 856-6800.

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