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Sterns Homestead in Parma still searching for answers after animals killed Halloween night

Stearns Homestead
Posted at 10:33 AM, Dec 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-20 11:07:01-05

PARMA, Ohio — Stearns Homestead in Parma provided an update after an attack that left two goats and a sheep dead and other animals injured on Halloween night.

The farm posted on Facebook on Nov. 1, sharing the news that it had discovered a goat named Bert dead in the goat pasture, while a goat named “Moose” and a sheep named “Billy” were severely injured. When the veterinarian arrived, it was suggested that Moose and Billy be euthanized due to the severity of their injuries.

On Saturday, Stearns Homestead said they believe a person or persons stabbed the two goats and the sheep that died as well as several others that were injured.

Parma police began in investigation into the incident in November and the case is still open.

Information regarding the animal attack that leads to the arrest and conviction of criminal activity may be eligible for a $5,000 reward as part of their Farm Bureau membership, the farm said.

Thanks to donations from the community, the farm was able to install additional security to prevent an incident like this from happening again.

“We so very much appreciate the kindness and generosity of all our farm friends and want you to know we are doing everything we can to give our farm animals the love, care, and attention to help them (and us) get past this,” the farm wrote.

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