August 6, 2015 1:30 am

Raymond woman says 20 of her farm animals were beaten and murdered


Pat Lucas cannot stop replaying the images of her farm animals heads brutally smashed in.

She found at least 20 of her animals beaten and murdered, scattered all over her yard, early Tuesday morning.

Lucas says chickens, ducks and a rabbit were killed. Six other animals had to be put down after the incident due to the severity of their injuries. She said her dog Dodger’s face was also smashed in, causing his eye to pop out.

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“I’m having a really rough time dealing with it. To think why someone would come in and do it,” says Lucas, whose farm is just outside the town of Raymond.

At first she thought it might have been a coyote, but when she looked closer, the damage was too severe to be carried out by a wild animal.

“I was sick, I was so upset,” she said. “I knew it wasn’t an animal that had come into the yard, it had to have been humans,”

Her partner Allan Taylor arrived at the farm shortly after police. He couldn’t believe the massacre.

“Whoever did it is very evil person,” says Taylor.

“It was not just hitting them in the head and knocking them out, they squashed their heads. There’s just no call for any of it.”

Raymond RCMP are investigating the alleged attack, and believe this was not the work of a wild animal.

“It appears somebody did go on to the farm and possibly take an object, was it a shovel, was it a rake, we are not positive yet. There was remnants of a broken handle of a shovel,” said Sgt. Kelly McCoy.

Police do not have any suspects at this point. They’ve only accounted for six dead animals, but say there could be more, and are still waiting for a full victim report from Lucas.

Lucas said she still is in shock, and can’t understand why someone would viciously attack her farm. Her only hope now is that the person, or persons, involved will come forward and end her nightmare.

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to contact Raymond RCMP (403-752-4747) or Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-8477).

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