Reward Offered for Information About Utah Horse Shooting

Utah authorities are hoping the offer of a $10,000 cash reward will help identify those responsible for shooting a horse in a pasture in Roy.

Roy City Police Department Public Information Officer Josh Taylor said someone shot the horse late on Feb. 3 or early on Feb. 4. The gunshot wound itself was not fatal, Taylor said, but it might have contributed to the animal's death.

“It was only a graze,” he said. “But something else happened after the horse was shot.”

He declined further comment.

While the case remains under investigation the horse's owner Gene Larsen and the Humane Society of Utah are each offering a $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Anyone with information should call Larsen at 801/725-6198 or Taylor at 801/774-1064.

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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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