Little girl’s dwarf pony ‘Chicken Nugget’ shot to death at close range

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A five-year-old little girl is devastated after someone shot her pet pony “Chicken Nugget” on Wednesday night at the family’s home in Liberty, Texas. Rylee Brett and Chicken Nugget had been best friends since the little girl was born. By six-months old, Rylee was already on the dwarf pony’s back at local shows.

According to the Chron,, when the family woke up Thursday morning, they found Chicken Nugget, who stood 25 inches high and weighed 80 pounds, dead. He had been shot in the head at close range. The family buried him that day on their farm.

“Rest in peace,” Kylee Brett, the pony’s owner wrote on Facebook. “You now have your wings and are flying high. You will never be forgotten, you will forever be missed. My heart is absolutely shattered as I try to find the words. The way you were taken from us was the act of a coward,”

Kylee continued:

“On another note, whoever stepped foot on our property and point blank shot him in the face will pay. We’re going to catch him, whoever did this. And he’s going to get in big, big, big trouble.”

Liberty County Game Warden Jake Noxon is investigating, but it is not known who trespassed on the family’s property, walked into the pony’s pen in the middle of the night and shot him at close range.  The family lives on a ranch in Hull with several homes on the property.

On Saturday, Kylee announced the family and especially for young Rylee, has been offered Chicken Nugget’s sister. A fundraiser to help with the pony’s transportation and needed travel fees has already exceeded the expected costs. All money raised over the price of hauling will be donated to Spirit Horse Liberty. Read more about Rylee’s new pony here.

If anyone has any information about Chicken Nugget’s death, please contact the sheriff’s office. Bring this horrible person to justice.

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19 replies
  1. maxiemom says:

    What kind of monster would do such a thing? I hope they find this creature, and end him. Anyone this vile and callous has no business breathing.

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    • Bunny Peters says:

      OMG: Poor precious baby…… my sympathy and condolences for the family.

      I have horses and would be absolutely hysterical if someone murdered any of them……

      Chicken Nugget, please look for Sailor (a Bay) in Heaven & he will guide you to his favorite trails.

      Whoever did this horrible act has a special place reserved and waiting for them in Hell, where they will burn forever for their cruelty. Just hoping they get there ASAP (& I think street justice would be terrific in this situation) after suffering terrifying, painful deaths alone, without any chance of comfort…….

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  2. PAMELA D says:

    ANOTHER DISGUSTING LOW LIFE SCUMBAG KILLING AN INNOCENT ANIMAL. WHY THEY HELL ARE THERE TOO MANY SICK BASTARDS IN THIS WORLD WHO PREY ON ANIMALS. I AM SO SICK TO DEATH OF THIS SHIT THAT I WOULD TO BEAT THESE BASTARDS UP TILL THEY LAY IN PAIN. THESE MOTHERFU^$KERS DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO IN LIFE BUT TO BE A FUCKED UP COWARD HURTING AND KILLING ANIMALS? THIS IS THE ENJOYMENT THEY GET . ALL I HOPE IS SOMEBODY DOES THE SAME SHIT TO THEM.

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  3. Mary Ann Clark says:

    There is a dangerous predator on the loose and this human must be caught and imprisoned for very,very,very long time! I hope this little girl can work through this trauma! A child abuse charge should be included with the charges.

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  4. Red says:

    This makes no sense….. someone walks onto their property….finds this little horse in his stall, shoots him point blank and simply leaves? How could they have NOT heard anyone, or seen lights….. it just seems like someone who KNEW them, disliked them did a horrible, nasty deed. FIND THE SOB that did this to a precious innocent animal!

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  5. Adrienne says:

    I pray the police find who did this and do the same to him/them.Why would someone do that?How deranged must you be to harm this tiny horse who has never done anything to you. I pray this death weighs heavily on the scum(s) who did this and they are put in jail for a long time. Nothing could be done to them that would bring this horse back, but justice must be done. Too many monsters are roaming the cities and towns we live in and a stand must be made against this now. No slap on the wrist but severe punishment,jail time, do unto them what they did to this tiny horse. God help us now. Things like this are happening more and more.

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  6. Barkley's Mom says:

    What kind of evil monster kills a little girl’s horse? I don’t hold much hope of them ever finding the POS that did this, but I will hold on to the hope that what goes around comes around and whoever did this is owned!

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  7. Nancy Raymond says:

    I hope this child’s father gets a group of men, hunts down this hunk of maggot puke who killed his little girl’s horse and give it the old west punishment – hang the bastard and let him swing – he deserves no less. This is beyond despicable – this poor little girl will never forget this cruelty.

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  8. pennysdachshunds says:

    Whoever did the had an AX to grind with this family ! But a coward they are to walk right up to a little pony that was probably waiting for a treat and shoot him between the eyes…. they need to die a slow death. the White Sheets need to be revamped for this one!!! ANYONE who would Take REVENGE and BREAK the HEART of a 5 year old little girl… is not Human to begin with!!!!

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  9. Ernest Roberts says:

    A criminal profile of these people suggests that they are white or Latino, 16-23
    years of age, and have a history of cruelty toward animals. These people have gang affiliations, and shooting a pet may pass for an initiation rite for gang membership. They have low to medium intelligence and work at menial jobs connected with ranching or farming. They may have recently been released from custody, and are acquainted with Chicken Nugget’s family.

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