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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. – Animal owners in Spokane's West Plains are keeping watchful eyes on livestock and pets after at least two animals were attacked over the weekend.

Jodi Scolavino had to put down her two horses after she discovered each had a broken leg on Sunday. Scolavino said a veterinarian told her the legs were severely injured and could have been broken, "by a sledgehammer."

"I am extremely upset, I want (whoever did this) to pay for what they did," she said. "There's too many horses out there getting injured, it's not just me that's affected. I don't want it to continue."

Neighbors off of Spotted Rd. described hearing reports of show horses having their tails cut off. Others described hearing stories about horses being hit with hammers.

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office confirmed one complaint has been filed at Crime Check. Authorities are asking anyone with information about the horse attack to call Crime Check.

Scolavino also wants other horse owners to be aware of the attack and file a report with law enforcement if their animals are injured.

"Horses have been a big part of my life and that's why we live out here," she said. "It kind of just brings all the family together and we enjoy just riding out here all the time."

KHQ Local News Reporter Anthony Gomes contributed to this report.

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