Horse in Brooks found shot with arrows in spine, neck and face

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 12:35pm
By: Ben Nelms

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting Sunday of a horse on property along Bankstown Road in Brooks. A veterinarian called to the scene removed three arrows. Officers said the horse survived the attack.

Fayette Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan said the attack was discovered at approximately 10 a.m. Sunday by a passerby on Bankstown.

A vet called to the scene removed arrows from the middle spine, the neck and another just below the right eye, Rowan said. The wounds inflicted by the arrows were not fatal, Rowan said.

Rowan said the case has been assigned to a detective. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office at 770-461-6353.

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Submitted by holliparent on Tue, 01/12/2010 - 9:04am.

If you would like to make a donation to help Misty's owners with the veterinarian expenses, there is an account set up at First Choice Community Bank. Locations include: Senoia, Sharpsburg, Newnan, & White Oak. Any of the branches are able to accept deposits, simply ask a teller.

Submitted by hsh87 on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 1:50pm.

First of all some of you people ought to really think before you post things on here. I know this precious family. I hope that whoever did this was not acquainted with this sweet family. That would make this vicious act worse in my opinion. This was total out and out cruelty and I hope and pray they find out who did this. When they do, personally I think they should be shot as brutally as this poor horse was. Ya know crime in this country is so rampant because the punishments are so mild and the criminals know it.

Submitted by Bonkers on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 2:43pm.

I am familiar with an eye for an eye but just how would we place three arrows into the culprit in the same places as the horse had them?

One in the spine, one in the neck, and one in the face, I think.

Maybe we could get a surgeon to perform that task. Then get a vet to remove them.

The Muslims still have crime and they chop hands off, punch out eyes, cut throats slowly with a dull knife, etc.

It may help if we would let the sheriff do that at the old courthouse square on Saturday mornings.
I'm not sure the juries would cooperate however. (what juries)?

Submitted by mar66cla on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 11:54am.

It's interesting how humans discriminate.
Every year hundreds of deer are shot by hunters with arrows (and bullets) that don't kill them. They run away with severe injuries, and die in agony and pain.
No outcry from the public, because they are the wrong "species".
Humans are the most brutal species.

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Submitted by dawn69 on Wed, 01/06/2010 - 2:25am.

Personally, I do not eat game and prefer to remove myself from the ugliness of carnivorous needs by buying my meat at the grocery store and pretending that it was never really an animal.

However, I do know many that hunt. I have no problem with someone who hunts and eats what they kill. Hunters, by and large, are not brutal and actually have more respect for the environment and deer population than those who do not hunt. For example, they know that feeding deer corn is bad for the health of deer and leads to disease like black tongue. Hunters want a healthy deer population.

There is a HUGE difference between harming an animal for sheer perverted enjoyment versus hunting for food. BIG, BIG DIFFERENCE.

You are right on one point...humans are the most brutal of species. Most species hunt and kill for food - not enjoyment, nor for a prank, or for perversion. A lion does not kill a zebra because he wants to show his buddies what a bad ass he is or because his mommy didn't love him enough - he kills for survival only. Humans are the only ones that I can think of that will kill for enjoyment.

Equating a hunter to the monster that tortured this poor horse is like comparing apples to oranges.

"The most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller

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Submitted by matt.barnes on Wed, 01/06/2010 - 10:21am.

What about house cats? I think house cats kill for fun.

Submitted by Eliza on Wed, 01/06/2010 - 9:56am.

I agree with Dawn69 on the hunting of wild animals. All the hunters I personally know eat what they kill, or give the meat to someone who will eat it. There are groups that furnish meat to families having financial problems.

Any hunter who wounds an animal and does not make every effort to find it and take it out of its misery is guilty of abuse not unlike what happened to this horse.

I sincerely hope the person who shot the horse is caught and punished! I also hope it will turn out to be an adult, and not some pathetic, twisted kid. That may not make sense, but the justice system is set up so much better to handle adult offenders than juvenile offenders. If it's a juvenile, there should be some blame placed on the parents/guardians who are allowing a kid to go out with a deadly weapon, unsupervised.

I would be willing to bet there are people in the Brooks area who know or strongly suspect who is guilty . . . I pray they are calling the authorities. Anyone, young or old, who would do this to a family pet will be a danger to humans in the right circumstances.

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Submitted by carbonunit52 on Wed, 01/06/2010 - 6:23am.

Equating a hunter to the monster that tortured this poor horse is like comparing apples to oranges.
That is very true, however, the point should be comparing the plight of this horse to that of a deer that is wounded by arrows. There is not much difference from the animals point of view. I believe it is irresponsible to hunt deer with a bow and arrows unless the hunter is skilled enough to make a quick kill.

It's not easy being the carbonunit

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Submitted by matt.barnes on Wed, 01/06/2010 - 10:27am.

Bow hunting is brutal. I'm sure a person with the proper amount of practice and training can be good enough at it to make a quick kill. But go to the sports store sometime and compare an arrow head to a bullet. Arrowheads look incredibly vicious.

Submitted by Spyglass on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 2:22pm.

To shoot someone's animals and leave them to die. I don't care what BREED of animal it was.

Submitted by hsh87 on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 1:44pm.

I'm sorry - if you knew anything, you would know the deer are overpopulated and they are not considered a domestic animal - these horses are fenced and taken care of by their owner. Deer do not have an owner unless you go to a petting zoo. Deer also cause great problems for motorists where 9 times out of 10 - horses don't. There is a huge difference. Of course there has to be someone out there that goes to that "discrimination" crap whenever possible - yes let's keep that going.

Submitted by Bonkers on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 2:37pm.

Deer, some human races, and some bugs, and some fish, etc., are under populated because humans are overpopulated---took their land and water from them.

Soon it will be that humans #2 will want to shoot humans # 1 and # 3 due to the overpopulation of #1 and 3! I assume they won't eat us 1s and 3s!

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Submitted by The Wedge on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 3:09pm.

human #1 will just abort human #2, and government #1 will #2 all over its people and implement population controls. Just a matter of time before we get it here

Submitted by spideymann on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 1:43pm.

You should take up that cause-seriously. But you won't make me feel bad for wanting to get this sick and twisted individual off the streets of Fayette and in jail where they belong.

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Submitted by All Smiles on Mon, 01/04/2010 - 8:48pm.

Unbelievable!!!!! I agree with both spideymann and skyspy!!!!! We need to all pull together as a community and flush out this twisted, disturbed, mentally ill criminal before he/she develops into the flown blown sadistic monster he/she are destined to become!!!!!!!!!! AtHomeGym, I’ve got a nice leather whip we can use………….

Submitted by southernboy on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 8:13am.

Hope that tip line is ringing off the hook this morning. All concerned Fayette citizens will rest easier when this freak is off the streets. Animal abuse is a FELONY in GA, so hopefully they'll get to spend some quality time in the jail system.

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Submitted by Git Real on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 9:32am.

Boortz just chipped in another grand.

Just Like Welfare and Socialized Medicine - You Don't Have To Work For It.... THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

Submitted by Bonkers on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 5:30am.

Who or what do you use that whip you own on? Just a show-piece, huh?

If you are going to flush, I won't pull with you!I have never seen a flown-blown before!
I have seen a sadistic, disturbed, mental case's writing however!

Hey I saw a 10 year old shoot a female deer six times once---then had to cut her throat to stop the wiggling! Her Dad supervised the procedure! They gutted her on a tree limb so as to make her easier to carry to the car fender, before driving up and down main street all day!

I've seen hogs killed cleaner than that.
Wonder where these "criminals" come from?

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Submitted by Git Real on Mon, 01/04/2010 - 8:32pm.

It's just too bad it takes a wounded horse to bring out the rage. We have children that get abused and tortured daily around us and very little outrage is expressed. Just sayin...

Just Like Welfare and Socialized Medicine - You Don't Have To Work For It.... THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

Submitted by skyspy on Mon, 01/04/2010 - 8:43pm.

I hear you. I have no use for any criminal. God may forgive them, but I can't. When they victimize children and animals my rage takes over.

Submitted by skyspy on Mon, 01/04/2010 - 7:46pm.

This is one sick MO-FO who needs to be strung up.!!

If you see a person on your property with weapons, whether bow and arrow, or gun assume your life is in danger, and act accordingly.

Defend your life and the lives of your family members. Most family pets are worth ten times the life of a criminal!!! We really need to get serious about stopping crime in Fayette County.

The world really is better off without criminals. Most of the criminals know they will never amount to anything, you are doing them a favor by defending your life and your property.

Submitted by Bonkers on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 5:12am.

Does that include people in cops uniforms? Deputies serving jury duty slips?

Kids with Christmas presents?

I never had a cat worth a human life!
Maybe your fighting dog is though.

Are these "criminals" to have a trial first?

Submitted by skyspy on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 6:09am.

This is where we disagree:

Criminals aren't human. I would save a copperhead before I would help a criminal.

If someone threatens me with a gun, or other lethal weapon in my garden or my home, no they don't get a trial first.

So no trespassing ok?

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Submitted by SpinDr on Mon, 01/04/2010 - 8:27pm.

I whole heartedly agree Skyspy. With an alarm system on my home and 5 guns ranging from a .22 to a 12 gauge, any criminal that would break into my home would be opening a serious can of whoop a#s.

When seconds count the sheriff is minutes away.(Thru no fault of his own). I feel safer in Fayette Co. than I would in most metro counties thanks to Sheriffs Johnson and Hanna and their departments.

Submitted by Bonkers on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 5:17am.

Ranging from .22 to 12 gauge. Odd in between those two!
Would they be a .23 bird-shot gun? Or a 13 gauge pistola?
Bet you also have a Bowie?
Is Johnson still responding to calls?

Does your alarm system call anyone or just make "charge" signals?
Maybe it is hooked to Johnson's beach house?

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Submitted by SpinDr on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 8:58am.

I trust you are just being silly or did you just forget to take your Prozac? Smiling

Submitted by skyspy on Mon, 01/04/2010 - 9:01pm.

I agree with you we have a great Sheriff's Dept. They are serious about stomping out crime. I wish they could be everywhere at once.

Happy New Year and be safe.

Submitted by southernboy on Mon, 01/04/2010 - 6:23pm.

You can run but you can't hide you freak. Turn yourself in.

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Submitted by bassfishga on Mon, 01/04/2010 - 3:30pm.

The Georgia Outdoor Network (GONetwork) is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for shooting a south Fayette County horse on Jan. 3 with three arrows.

Submitted by spideymann on Mon, 01/04/2010 - 2:22pm.

This is a sick and twisted individual-research shows this type behavior is just the start. I'll offer up $100.00 now for a reward. I heard this horse is not out of danger yet-please keep this in the news Citizen. Warn your friends who live in Brooks about this crazy person on the loose.

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Submitted by SpinDr on Mon, 01/04/2010 - 1:07pm.

This is absolutely disgusting. I hope the Sheriff's department catches whoever did this to this poor defenseless horse. The perpetrators should have a choice of being shot with arrows, wearing underwear stuffed with PTEN or a C-4 enema. I hope the horse recovers quickly and the Sheriff gets his man.

Submitted by AtHomeGym on Mon, 01/04/2010 - 1:31pm.


Submitted by Bonkers on Mon, 01/04/2010 - 1:24pm.

My guess would be they were trying to kill the horse.

Dad probably showed them how to bring down a Moose and they needed the practice!

The French love horse!

Submitted by AtHomeGym on Mon, 01/04/2010 - 3:52pm.

While I don't have a clue what thought (if any) your post was supposed to convey, what I will say is that if you have never had horsemeat for a meal, adon't knock it. I can testify that horsemeat sausages cooked with greens makes a darn good meal (had those in Germany. You had to order them ahead and they were only available one day a week).

Submitted by Bonkers on Mon, 01/04/2010 - 5:32pm.

Sounds like a German thing, order in advance, one day a week only, probably at 1:00 PM only and you have to do as told like the Seinfeld "Soup Nazi."

They will also have to bring their own sack from home to carry the horse sausage! Then when they get to their apartment house, they will walk up six flights of stairs as Europe doesn't have very many elevators and Little A/C!

Are you telling me that the German "weiner schnitzels" are horse sausage?
And what are the "greens," thistle bushes?

Anyway it is better than the roasted dog in Korea.

Submitted by AtHomeGym on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 3:34pm.

The greens were "Grunkohl", which is green Kale. And no, I'm not telling you anything about schnitzel.I lived in Germany for 15 yrs, I speak the language and am well aware of their customs & living conditions. You started this by saying the French loved Horse. I simply commented that if you haven't tried it, don't disparage the practice of eating horseflesh. And from that some other dingbat wants to call me "twisted". Some folks have led narrow lives indeed.

Submitted by NinaLynn on Mon, 01/04/2010 - 4:27pm.

You are one twisted person. I'm sure your laughing while reading this but please seek medical assistance. Your reply was totally uncalled for.

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