Number of injured animals could rise following Appomattox horse shootings

APPOMATTOX, Va. (WDBJ) — Multiple agencies are working together to investigate the deaths of five horses in Appomattox County. Deputies say the horses were shot on Double Bridges Road in Spout Spring.

Three additional horses did survive, but are wounded.

Wednesday, the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office arrested the juvenile suspect. No age has been released.

Sheriff Simpson says a citizen saw the horses and called Animal Control. The owner was out of town.

The surviving three horses are now at Agrarian Veterinary Services in Buckingham. The sheriff says there could be additional animals on the farm [who] were injured.

“The veterinarian has been assessing them to determine how many of those were injured. The number could go up as far as actual animals [who] were injured,” added Sheriff Simpson.

The Sheriff’s Office is working with Appomattox County Animal Control, the State Attorney General’s Office, and the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office to evaluate all evidence and make the appropriate charges.

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Anyone with information should call the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office at 434-352-8241.

Featured Image above: Aerial view of Double Bridges Road, where five horses were allegedly shot dead and others injured in Appomattox County, Va. (Google Maps)

Related Reading

» Juvenile charged after 5 horses shot and killed, 3 wounded: report; FOX News; 3/15/2023.


» RCMP investigating suspicious deaths of 17 wild horses in Kamloops area, CBC News, 3/15/2023.

A herd of wild horses pictured near Skeetchestn Indian Band territory. Authorities in B.C. are investigating after 17 wild horses were found shot dead about 65 kilometres west of Kamloops on Friday.  (Candice Camille)

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2 thoughts on “Number of injured animals could rise following Appomattox horse shootings”

  1. This kid {I assume} should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law AS AN ADULT! IF YOUR’E OLD ENOUGH TO DO IT, YOU’RE OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW IT’S WRONG.


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