Police continue search for horse abusers

From staff reportsJanuary 2, 2013 

— Police are still searching for suspects in the Dec. 1, 2012 stabbing of six horses at a horse farm in Zebulon.

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the person or persons responsible for the stabbings.

Four of the six horses stabbed belonged to Andrea Hayward of Wayward Farms while the other two belonged to a neighbor keeping their horses in a pasture adjacent to the horse farm.

“We have no idea who would do such a thing,” said Hayward. “We’re scared for our horses. We’re very concerned for their safety.”

All six of the horses have been tended to by a veterinarian and are expected to make a full recovery according to Hayward.

The horses were wearing heavy blankets meant to keep them warm overnight and Hayward believes it was the blankets that saved her horses lives.

Despite the blanket’s protection two of the horses were seriously injured and suffered major blood loss and deep stab wounds close to penetrating the abdomen, which would be a life threatening injury.

Anyone with any information concerning these two incidents should contact the Wake County Sheriff’s Office at 919-856-6800.

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