PATRIOT, Ohio (AP) — A young girl who lost her pet alpaca after the animal was killed during a drive-by shooting in Ohio was gifted another one from local authorities.
Josie Blazer, 5, of Patriot, was surprised to find a six-month-old alpaca Easter morning, the Gallipolis Daily Tribune reported Monday.READ MORE: Con Alma, Restaurant And Jazz Club, To Open Downtown Location
“We were blown away by the generosity and thoughtfulness of everyone,” Josie’s mother, Becky Blazer said after the animal was delivered Sunday. The alpaca that died had been given to Josie as a present following her battle with cancer.
The team at Four Season Veterinary Clinic was able to find a replacement alpaca for Josie, with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office helping to deliver the pet.READ MORE: Ex-West Virginia Councilman Charged For Breaching U.S. Capitol In Jan. 6 Riots
The sheriff’s office had responded to a call of an animal being shot on April 7. A pickup truck had reportedly stopped along the Gauge Road near Patriot where someone fatally shot one of the two alpaca’s belonging to the Blazer family.
The sheriff’s office said the shooter or shooters have been identified and will be charged soon.MORE NEWS: Federal Judge Extends Stay On Ohio Heartbeat Abortion Ban
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