Group offers $500 reward in horse shooting

By The Associated Press

SCOBEY — An international animal protection group has offered a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in the shooting of a horse in Scobey.

In Defense of Animals operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada. The sanctuary’s director, Doll Stanley, says anyone who could commit the attack on a defenseless animal is a danger to everyone.

Authorities say the horse was shot late Monday. According to IDA, someone approached the horse and shot it through its right eye. Stanley said in a news release Friday that a veterinarian who examined the horse determined that it would have to be euthanized.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Hope Animal Sanctuary at 662-809-4483.