CLEVELAND, Okla. - Investigators are looking into claims a Pawnee County woman's animals have been the target of brutal attacks.
Carol Linville said early Monday morning she found her 14-year-old Quarter Horse "Magic" badly burned with acid.
"It's horrendous," Linville said. "I've never seen an animal in this condition."
Linville's veterinarian said the burn is treatable, but the horse owner has her concerns.
"I'm thinking that we would be more humane to put him down because of his age and because of the duration that it would take to heal him," Linville said.
Linville said this is actually the third time in recent weeks her animals have been attacked.
Around Christmas someone poisoned one of her dogs, which later died, she said. And last week, Linville said one of her cows was shot and killed.
The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture and the Pawnee County Sheriff's Office are investigating.
In the meantime, Linville has some strong words for the attacker.
"I think they're sick. I think they're criminally ill. I hope that they're caught," she said.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Department of Agriculture's cruelty tip line at (405) 522-6120.
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