LONGVIEW, Wash ... Three kids, all under the age of 14, made a grizzly discovery while celebrating Father's Day and a birthday over the weekend.
They were feeding a neighbor's goats when they spotted a dead one in the backyard. They ran to alert a parent who determined the goat had been hogtied and partially skinned. The goat's stomach was slashed.
"We've never had anything like that up here," said Mark Ainslie.
The kids have been feeding the goats for years. Seeing that somebody mutilated one of them was devastating.
"It makes me wonder who would do something like that to a poor little thing," said Jaya Ainslie. "Makes me feel sick."
Neighbors wonder what the responsible person is capable of doing next.
"Keep an extra eye out," said Mark.
If you have any information about this case you are urged to call authorities in Cowlitz County.