Thursday, March 17, 2011

Horses Shot and Killed

Investigators seek public's help in finding who killed three wild horses

PRINEVILLE -- Three wild horses were found shot and killed in central Oregon east of Prineville, and investigators are asking the public for help finding who did it.

KTVZ-TV in Bend reports that one of the horses was pregnant and accompanied by a year-old foal, which was found unhurt.

Crook County sheriff's Deputy Brian Bottoms made the discovery around 2 p.m. Monday while on patrol in the Ochoco National Forest about 18 miles east of Prineville.

Bottoms found the dead horse along a spur road off Forest Road 150 near the Ochoco Ranger Station. An investigation turned up two more dead horses. Two stallions were shot and killed in addition to the mare.

Deputies have gathered some evidence from the scene but are asking for anybody with information to call (541) 447-6398.


Ashley said...

oh no, that is awful :(

JJ said...

How awful! I can't understand how evil people can be sometimes...that's just plain cruel.

Grey Horse Matters said...

I hope they find them and prosecute them to the fullest. What a horrible cruel thing to do.

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

I feel ill.

Mikey said...

I hope they catch them and prosecute the hell out of them. What sickos.

Rising Rainbow said...

This is heartbreaking!