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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Who shot Peaches?

The 25-year-old pony had to be euthanized by Dr. Connie Matson, a Ligonier veterinarian.

“Connie was there within minutes. She was so kind and loving. She did not leave the pony's side and kept petting her,” said Adams.

Matson and Adams knelt in the field and stayed with Peaches until she passed away.

“Pumpkin was lying right there beside her the whole time. They were best friends,” said Adams.

The family cannot speculate why or how someone would do this.

“A great group of people live on our road,” she said. “Everybody looks out for each other.”

Adams said she never thought something like this could happen where she lives. The family moved to a farm in the Ligonier Valley 13 years ago and are raising their eight children, ages 4 to 24 there.

“Stuff can happen to anyone, anywhere. This is just a reminder of that,” she said.

Adams said she would like the person who did this to be caught.

“They need to know they can never do something like this again,” she said.

Adams said the family plans to look for a new pony for the children in the future.

“We will miss her. The kids go out to the field and place flowers on her grave,” she said. “I feel sad that they have to go through the loss of their pet.”

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