It's been a grim October for the Garcia family of northeast Houston.
On October 3, their collie "Little Buddy" was found shot to death, Four days later, the Rottweiler "P.J." died from poisoning. And a day later their horse "Angel" was, of all things, stabbed to death.
"We don't know why this family is being targeted," HPD Sergeant Virginia Brasher says. "There are no other reports of incidents like this in the area."
The family is baffled, too. They appeared at an HPD press conference, and mom Lucy said she had been living in the neighborhood for decades. ""We are a very quiet and close family who live in a quiet neighborhood," she said.
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"This is about as disturbing a case as I've ever seen as far as an animal being killed," Brasher said. "We're obviously very concerned, because if someone would do this to these three animals, we don't know what they might do next to people."
HPD is asking anyone with information about this case to contact the HPD Major Offenders Division at 713-308-3100 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Garcia said her three kids have taken the losses hard.
"My children would wake up every morning before they went to school, feed them and give them their water for the day. In the afternoon, when they came home, they would take care of them again," Ms. Garcia said.