February 14th, 2017
When I said we’ve been busy working on finding a path to justice for Emma, I meant it. This little filly suffered and it wasn’t shotgun pellets that got her – it was bullets. When I met with the surgeon, read his report, and saw the evidence – I was overwhelmed with sadness and anger. I had to step back for a bit and regroup. But Emma is healing and it’s time to move forward.
We want to thank Deputy “Bubba” Wells of the Levy County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for his time and effort in working this case. And a huge “Thank You!” goes out to the LCSO for not closing the door on this case – they are doing the right thing and we commend them. We are a small, rural community and resources are scarce – we are very grateful that they are standing behind Emma and pursuing the case. I know it’s not likely the person(s) that did this to Emma will be identified but I also know it’s not impossible. I choose to believe that we will.
We also want to thank Dr. Sausville for reaching out to us to help Emma – she’s a very special little filly. He saw that she wasn’t going to give in or give up. She’s not “just a horse” and he gets it.
A reward in the amount of $1200 is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction person(s) involved in shooting Emma. We are offering $1000 and a donor is chipping in $200. However, by the end of the week we expect the reward to be increased to $6200. What happened to her was cruel and totally inhumane. If you have any information regarding this incident please call the LCSO or Deputy Wells at 352-486-5111.
I’m going to start sharing some of the issues that Emma had to live with for almost a month before coming to us. We will be publishing a Facebook page just for Emma and everyone is invited. I’ll post a link when it is ready which, hopefully, will be tomorrow.
I’ll never forget when I saw Emma in the first photo – lazy ear (due to nerve damage) and head down. To see her now, head held high with bright eyes, it’s just a wonderful feeling! Believe…
If anyone would like to make a donation to add to the reward amount please contact us. #justiceforfillyemma #believe #bhfer #horsesareheros #eaglerarelife