Reward Offered for Information on Oregon Horse Poisoning

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 the person or persons responsible for killing four horses in Lake County, Ore.

Between Sept. 20 and 21, four competition Quarter Horses were found dead at the 18000 block of Lake Ridge Road in Lakeview due to poisoning, local news reports. The substance has not been positively identified.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office is investigating. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Deputy Sheriff Daniel Tague at 541/947-6027.

Also assisting with the case are the Oregon State Police, Oregon Department of Agriculture, and Lakeview Animal Hospital.

"Those who abuse animals can be dangerous to people," said Scott Beckstead, The HSUS' senior state director for Oregon. "Oregonians have no tolerance for violence against the creatures who share our world."

The HSUS Animal Cruelty Campaign raises public awareness and educates communities about the connection between animal cruelty and human violence while providing a variety of resources to law enforcement agencies, social work professionals, educators, legislators, and families. The HSUS offers rewards in animal cruelty cases across the country and works to strengthen laws against animal cruelty.

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