Vermont Horse Shooter Sought

Law enforcement authorities in Vermont are seeking whoever is responsible for the shooting death of horse pastured at an East Montpelier farm.

Vermont State Trooper Richard Conlon said that a member of the owner's family discovered the 31-year-old Arabian dead in its pasture on July 5. The animal had sustained a gunshot wound to the head that shattered its skull, Conlon said. He declined further comment on the ongoing investigation.

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of those responsible for the shooting.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Conlon at the Vermont State Police in Middlesex at 802/229-9191.

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Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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