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HANOVER, Va. – The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an animal cruelty matter that involved a horse being wounded. The incident occurred in the 13000 block of Farrington Road on November 27, 2019 between the hours of 10:00am and 8:36pm. The horse, Penny, was found with a wound on the side of her chest. The wound cause is undetermined but was found to be consistent with an injury from a gunshot. Investigators are asking for information that would help to identify persons in the area. Particularly, any possible hunters or persons that were practice shooting within proximity to the area. The Sheriff’s Office asks that all persons handling firearms practice safe measures and always consider what lies beyond your intended target.
Anyone with information about this incident, or who can identify the suspect, is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also download the “P3 Tips” app for their mobile devices to submit their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.