KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A child’s horse was shot and killed Tuesday morning in Kansas City, Kansas. The disturbing images were captured on a Kansas Avenue neighbor's surveillance camera.
Dannie Penedo said “every morning when I left for work she would be there to say goodbye, she was always there, I would say goodbye to them, I never thought that would be it, that morning.”
Early Tuesday afternoon she would get a call the 7-year-old mare “Honey” had been shot and killed as she stood along the fence line in her favorite spot watching passing cars.
The horse was her 11-year-old daughter’s. She said Honey was the perfect patient horse for the girl who had difficulty riding because of back issues.
“She was really starting to gain confidence with Honey was extremely important to her,” Penedo said.
It’s unclear the exact moment the horse was shot, but the surveillance video shows Honey collapse a few seconds after a light-colored car drives by.
“It’s hard enough when you tell her that her horse passed away, but when you tell her her horse passed away because someone deliberately killed your horse... she’s pretty devastated she fell to the ground she cried, she was very very upset,” Penedo said.
Police were called to investigate and now have a copy of the video. The family is left to wonder who would do such a thing and why?
“I don’t understand this kind of anger, this kind of hatred, this type of violence that would drive somebody to do what they did,” Penedo said.
“I want them prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, I want them to pay for what they did to Honey, Honey did not deserve this."
Until the shooter is caught, Penedo said neighbor's horses are either being moved out of the area or kept in their stables. If you have any information contact Kansas City, Kansas police.