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Rescued horse survives shot to the face

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In Defense of Animals and Hope Animal Sanctuary are offering a reward of $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot the horse known as Everette. Source: IDA In Defense of Animals and Hope Animal Sanctuary are offering a reward of $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot the horse known as Everette. Source: IDA
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HAS tells us that Everette is stable, but the bullet wasn't able to be removed and could cause future complications for him. Source: IDA HAS tells us that Everette is stable, but the bullet wasn't able to be removed and could cause future complications for him. Source: IDA
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GRENADA, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

An animal sanctuary in Caroll County is furious after one of its beloved rescue horses was shot in the face this past weekend.

In Defense of Animals and Hope Animal Sanctuary are offering a reward of $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot the horse known as Everette.

HAS staff say early Friday morning they discovered Everette bleeding from his nose with a gunshot wound on the right side of his face.

Dr. Tom Abernathy sedated Everette and after examining his wound he confirmed that Everette had most likely been shot from the nearby road with a .22 caliber rifle.

HAS says Everette is stable, but the bullet wasn't able to be removed and could cause future complications for him.

"Its stomach-wrenching to think that someone found a sense of pleasure or satisfaction in this despicable act that shattered Everette's safe haven and caused him such pain," said Doll Stanley, director of HAS. "Everette was rescued years ago from horrible abuse and it breaks my heart that someone would do something so callous and cruel to such a sweet, trusting animal."

Everette was rescued in 2006, when he was found chained to an enormous tractor tire by a log chain that, over time, had become embedded in his neck.

He nearly died from starvation and was beaten so badly that it left him completely blind in his left eye.

Anyone with information is urged to contact HAS at (662) 809-4483 or (415) 448-0078. All calls will be strictly confidential.

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