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Kingwood girl’s prize pig shot, butchered

by Tim Wetzel / KHOU 11 News

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 7 at 12:47 PM

KINGWOOD, Texas -- Humble ISD police are investigating a disturbing case of theft and animal abuse. Someone stole a student's show pig, shot it and then butchered it.

"At this point we don't know what the motive is for doing this reprehensible act," said Humble ISD spokeswoman Jamie Mount. "Everyone is outraged."

The 11th grader had card for the animal since October. She would visit it seven days a week and feed it twice a day.

The pig last seen alive Thursday night, the student discovered the animal missing from its pen some time Friday morning. The pig carcass was found near the barn with its meat taken.

"These young people work so hard all year to raise these animals," said John Morgan, a parent in the school district. "It's just terrible."

Humble ISD Police officers are asking for the public's help with any information on this crime .

"I think it's disgusting," said Kingwood high parent Patty Drost. "They need to catch the people and put them in jail."