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Womans wounded goat on the mend
Authorities have a couple of leads
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Forsyth County News
Authorities are still searching for the person that shot a woman’s goat last week in northwestern Forsyth County.

Sandra Scarboro’s 18-month-old, female Boer goat was shot March 29 with an arrow.

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Animal Control unit is actively investigating the incident. Sheriff’s Lt. David Waters said animal control deputies have canvassed the area and talked with residents who live near Scarboro.

“We do have a couple of leads we’re following up on,” he said.

Waters has explained that if caught, the shooter could be charged with cruelty to animals, a felony.

He said the arrow appears to be designed for training and not hunting.

The wounded goat is one of about 40 goats and other animals Scarboro keeps on her Starrbrook Crossing farm.

She said the goat, which she may name Fortune due to the animal’s luck in not being more seriously injured in the incident, is healing and she appreciates the efforts of the animal control unit.

“They came down three or four times … nobody’s been found but I also had no other accidents, so that’s good,” she said.

Scarboro said she hopes the person who shot her goat noticed media attention about the incident.

“I’m sure a lot of people saw it and I hope that the right person got to see it and is not going to do it anymore,” she said.

According to the State Department of Natural Resources, archery season in Forsyth County, which allows for hunting deer and bear, ended in January.

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