Michigan Authorities Probe Horse Shooting

The Mecosta County, Mich., Sheriff's Department is investigating the shooting death of a mare discovered fatally wounded in her field on Oct. 24.

Mecosta County Sheriff's Deputy Joe Marshall said the mare had sustained a fatal gunshot wound to the heart. Marshall said the fatal wound could have been caused by a stray rifle round.

An investigation is underway, he said.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the Mecosta County Sheriff's Office at 231/592-0150.

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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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