More Farm Animals Slashed In Fairfax

6:31 PM, May 28, 2012   |    comments
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HERNDON, Va. (WUSA)--Two goats, a calf, and a chicken were cut by an unknown assailant the Kidwell Barn at Frying Pan Park in Herndon, Virginia.

Fairfax County Police say the animals were cut sometime between 5 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday. Farm staff discovered the injuries around 8 a.m. Sunday when they went to feed the animals.

The attacks come on the heels of the stabbing of three horses on April 26. Police say the calf and one of the goats are both under a year old and bottle-fed. They have no fear of humans and would approach anyone who came near thinking they might be fed.

Animal control officers, detectives and private veterinarians responded to the barn and are continuing the investigation. The animals' injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

Police say it is mot known whether or not the April 26 incident is related to today's crime.  But most people visiting the park on Memorial Day are convinced the same person is responsible.  

"How many people out there would really be willing to do something like this? For this to happen twice, you gotta believe it's the same person," said a Kidwell Barn visitor on Monday.  "I hope to be able to keep coming here and know that the people here don't have to worry about protecting these animals from some nut job."

No one has been arrested in that case and the investigation is ongoing.

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