MARSHALL COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - A Marshall County man is looking for answers after he said someone shot and killed his goat Monday afternoon while it was grazing in a pasture.
"Blanca" was shot twice Monday afternoon while grazing by a road in Marshall County.
Animal owner Darin Willis said his goat was shot in the area of pasture near the intersection of Shay Road and Texoma Christian Camp Road in Marshall County.
"She meant a lot to us," Willis said. "You just can't replace them, you know?"
Willis has lived in Marshall County since 2005 and keeps several dozen animals as pets, such as horses, donkeys, goats, dogs and cats.
"They are excellent therapy animals," Willis said. "They're always happy to see you. Animals are great to have."
Willis said his goat named "Blanca" was grazing out by Shay Road with three other goats.
A few hours later, he found Blanca laying about 50 yards away with bullet holes in her neck and side.
"My animals mean a lot to me," Willis said. "They're like my kids. You might as well have shot my kid. I just hope and pray that they find whoever done it. For somebody to just go by and take the life of an animal that is so dear to your heart and you care so much for and that you’ve raised for so many years, there’s such a bond built between you and your animal that it’s just irreplaceable when one has something to this effect on it.”
Deputy Anna Gerard with the Marshall County sheriff's office said the office is investigating but has little information to go on since no one saw anything.
"It's going to be one of those situations where we, unfortunately, will most likely have to have another situation like this happen and somebody actually see what kind of vehicle they were in or knows who drives that vehicle or something like that," Gerard said.
Willis said he wants to warn other animal owners in the area to be on the lookout.
"It's a shame that things like this are happening," Willis said. "I hope whoever did it is reprimanded."
Anyone with information is asked to call the Marshall County Sheriff's Office at 580-795-2221.