Friday, June 1, 2012
On the evening of May 5 2012, J & S stables lost a family member to sensless hate & violence. BO, a paint horse & trusted mount of the Shepard family for years was shot in the gut by a high powered rifle and made to flail and suffer in agony, fear and pain while his pasturemate watched until he bled out and ultimatly died. He was doing nothing more than grazing peacefully in his... roadside pasture on the corner of Old Folkstone Road and Country Club Road in the community of Sneads Ferry NC on a nice spring evening. Hunting is not allowed in the area and the Shepards are kind people who have no enemies. Bo was murdered for no other reason than "just because". Please share this horrible incident with whomever you think will care to read it. Someone knows who did it, and we want them brought to justice. If not only for justice for Bo and the Shepards, if they are not sorry enough to murder an innocent animal for fun, then they are capabale of doing the same to a human.
If you have ANY info, please call ONSLOW CO SHERIFFS DEPT @ 910 455 3113. There is a combined reward of $4500 between the Shepards and Crimestoppers available at this time to anyone with info leading to a conviction.
What would you do if this happened to you or your pets? Please pass the word.