Last week, two goats on the Magnolia Homes property in Waco, Texas were shot and killed. Magnolia Homes is owned and operated by Chip and Joanna Gaines, the stars of HGTV’s wildly popular TV show, Fixer Upper.
Employees found the goats when they arrived for work last Saturday morning. Police believe those responsible entered the property at some point between Friday night and Saturday morning and fatally shot the goats.
Country Living released a statement from Chip and Joanna Gaines on June 22, sent via email from Brock Murphy, Magnolia Public Relations Director. It states:
“Friday evening an unidentified person(s) trespassed onto our Magnolia grounds and killed two goats. We are working closely with Waco Police Department to bring this person to justice. We’re saddened and shocked by this senseless crime, and at the same time, so grateful for the outreach and support from our community.”
Fans of Fixer Upper, who know how much the Gaines love their animals, have showered the couple with support and kind words through social media since the incident.
Chip tweeted “RIP” to the goats on Tuesday and expressed that he’d had a rough couple of days.
The perpetrators have yet to be caught, but police have called the crime “senseless” and plan on charging those guilty with animal cruelty.