- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

MOLALLA, Ore. (AP) - A Molalla family is complaining that a Clackamas County sheriff’s deputy wrongly shot and killed their pet miniature horse.

The sheriff’s office says a deputy euthanized the horse on Feb. 18 after it got loose because he said it was hit by a car and had both back legs broken.

Owner Crista Fitzgerald tells KATU (http://bit.ly/1zY7DXf ) there was nothing wrong with their 30-year-old pet named, Gir, except its age.

She says the family went looking for it after it escaped from its stall and found it shot in a neighbor’s yard.

Her veterinarian and Oregon State University’s veterinary lab said it did not have broken legs.

The sheriff’s office is investigating.

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Information from: KATU-TV, http://www.katu.com/

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