After growing up on a farm and seeing this I am livid! These sick punks need to be found and prosecuted to the full extent. THIS is cruel, sick and INSANE! To be a farmer, you have to love and respect animals. In fact, most farmers dedicate their lives to caring for animals
William Wiggins and his daughter are those sorts of people. For 10 years they have raised miniature horses, donkeys, pigs, and goats, as well as other small animals on their farm.
You can imagine the feelings of the Wiggins family when they discovered that someone had come onto their farm during the night and slaughtered their herd.
“We loved on them, fed them bottles, took them in the house when they were sick,” Wiggins said.
The discovery was an emotional one for Wiggins, one that left him shaking.
“When you show up at the pen to check on them in the morning time and everyone of them laying in the pen is dead from some type of wound, we all cried.”
A calf, an alpaca, and goats were all found dead on their farm. Only one goat survived the massacre.
The police were quick to label the culprits cowardly.
“Whoever done this cowardly act to anything so innocent that’s kept in captivity… I can say that they will be punished to the extent of the law to the fullest,” Sherrif Reynolds of the Woodruff County Sherrif’s Department said. It was an “heinous act,” the Sheriff added.
The Woodruff County Sheriff’s Department is looking for leads into last night’s massacre of animals at the Ferrell Wiggins’ property in the Pumpkin Bend community. Fenced animals including goats, an alpaca, and a calf were slain. Please notify the department of you have any leads or saw any suspicious activity between 7 pm on December 28th and 8 am on December 29th in that area. Contact the department via Facebook or 870.347.2583.
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Sheriff Phil Reynolds
$500 cash reward offered to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for this heinous act.
Sheriff Reynolds says there is a growing cash reward for information leading to those who have committed these terrible acts.
If you or anyone you know has any information you are asked to call the Woodruff County Sheriffs office at 870-347-2583.
This was not just an attack on some animals, but on the Wiggins family and the animals they loved and respected on their farm. The animals they valued and viewed as family.
This is a loss that must leave them very heartbroken.
I’m sure any number of farm owners can tell stories of animals lost to disease, coyotes, or human error. But to have an individual come onto the place you live and murder your herd — that cannot leave you feeling safe.
In the video, Wiggins’ daughter appears to cry at several points. Wiggins himself makes it clear that they all had tears after the discovery.
The family has since set up a GoFundMe page (https://www.gofundme.com/help-emily-build-her-stock-back-up) to help rebuild their livestock and farm.