Horse Found Shot In Jones County

Animal control officers are investigating the shooting of a horse Monday afternoon in Jones County.

"Magic" was struck by a small caliber bullet, near her shoulders. After being treated by a veterinarian, the four year old is doing okay.

It happened while "Magic" was in a field off of Highway 58. Owner Jerry Meadows says he called authorities when he noticed blood was coming down her shoulder. He says he heard gunfire earlier in the morning, but didn't think anything about it.

The bullet is still lodged in the horse, and she's being treated with antibiotics and other medications. Meadows says the vet will see how she does, and they may end up leaving the bullet where it is.

"Magic" is one of three horses that are kept in the field. Today, Meadows moved them to another field that's closer to his home.


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  • by jim on Mar 7, 2012 at 06:37 AM
    i wonder how that happen,better gun control.will not matter, every one thinks they can shoot any time they want, day or night. well this time you shot a horse nit wit.
  • by Bloke Location: New Bern on Feb 15, 2012 at 04:52 AM
    I would check to see who has permission to hunt around there. It sounds like some kids playing with a .22 or something. Hope they catch them.
  • by Adrienne Location: enc on Feb 14, 2012 at 04:57 PM
    Stupid drive-by jerk heads. Wish I could use the language that comes to mind. Go shoot up another gang, take another worthless scum off the planet, and leave defenseless animals alone!
  • by ethomasson Location: clinton,nc on Feb 14, 2012 at 03:19 PM
    I have never considered myself a hillbilly, but I love my horses. It would be a big mistake for somebody to shoot one. Hope the horse and owner are doing well.
  • by Sounds Like A Feud on Feb 14, 2012 at 02:59 PM
    Hatfields & McCoys....it starts with somebody shooting the livestock. It ends with people getting hurt. I guess you could say, this is hillbilly gangs.
  • by UGH Location: Disgusted on Feb 14, 2012 at 12:49 PM
    What a heartless SOB!
  • by ncyankee Location: enc on Feb 14, 2012 at 12:34 PM
    what in the 7734 is wrong with people, a poor defenless animal..hope they find the pos that done this and make him pay dearly, for the vet bill and jail time..
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