A $US5000 reward has been offered over the shooting of four horses on a property in Syracuse, Utah.
The money has been offered by the Humane Society of Utah over the shooting, which occurred between July 12 and July 15.
The case, in which it appears the horses were mustered into a corral before being shot, is being investigated by the Davis County Sheriff’s Office.
The society said it would pay the money for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of those responsible.
The horses were found dead on the property at the end of a road by their owners when they returned from a few days away.
“This appears to be a deliberate and cruel act,” the society’s executive director, Gene Baierschmidt, said.
“This kind of callous crime cannot go unchallenged. The Humane Society and our thousands of members want to see those responsible brought to justice.
“Itʼs our hope that this reward will generate information leading to an arrest, prosecution and a conviction.”
Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to contact the Davis County Sheriffʼs Office at 801-451-4150 or Humane Society of Utah animal cruelty investigator John Fox at 801-261-2919. Fox may also be reached at 801-506-2408.