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Deputies Look for Horse,Mule Killer in Trinity County

The Trinity County Sheriff's Office is looking for any information in the case of horse and a mule shot to death in Douglas City.

Posted: Jul. 19, 2018 7:24 PM

The Trinity County Sheriff's Office is looking for any information that could lead to the the arrest of the person or persons who shot and killed a horse and a mule in Douglas City.

Owner Angie Bickle says she's devastated and can't understand why anyone would do this.

“I'm fathomed that anyone could purposefully shoot a horse that does not have a mean bone in its body,” Bickle said. “I don't - I can't even call these people human. They have no heart. They have no heart, no feelings, no emotions apparently”

Bickle and her husband came home June 12 and noticed two of their horses and one mule walking extremely slow down a steep hill.

Bickle sasy she initially thought the mustang sprained its leg.

But as they got closer, she noticed it had been shot.

They went searching for the other mule which they later found dead in the road nearby.

She says this whole incident has everyone on edge.

“What if their dogs get out,” Bickle said. “My son's scared. What if my grandchildren play right below where the shooting took place. What if they got shot. So this whole road is up in arms. They're scared to death.”

Bickle says neighbors reported hearing two shots at around 5PM that evening.

The horse that was shot later had to be euthanized.

She says the animals were like members of the family and her family is heartbroken.

The horses were 16 and 25 years old.

Bickle says they plan to start a GoFundMe page to raise money to offer a reward for information in the case.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Trinity County Sheriff's Office.

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