Reward of Up to $5,000 for Help Nabbing Criminal Who Shot, Killed Horses and Donkeys

PETA Seeks Information on Person Who Attacked a Dozen Animals Near Family's Ranch

For Immediate Release:
September 21, 2017

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

New Houlka, Miss. – On Tuesday morning, a family made a horrifying discovery at a crop field near the intersection of County Roads 118 and 119: During the night, someone had opened fire on their nine horses and two donkeys, killing seven of the horses and both donkeys and seriously wounding the remaining horses. Police are investigating but have yet to make any arrests in the case, prompting PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—to offer a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this violent crime.

“It takes a severe lack of empathy to shoot horses and donkeys in cold blood, leaving many dead and others to suffer from agonizing wounds,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “Whoever did this is dangerous, and PETA is urging anyone with information about this case to come forward before someone else gets hurt.”

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to contact the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department at 662-456-2339.

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