A miniature horse who belonged to a traveling petting zoo in Kansas was shot and killed last weekend, and the owners are offering a $500 reward for information that leads to an arrest.
That reward has since been doubled to $1,000 after a Wichita woman offered to match the reward with her own funds, the Salina Post reported.
Misty the horse was shot twice — once in the cheek and once in the neck — sometime between the night of March 30 and the morning of March 31, Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan told KSAL News.
Misty was shot on Ronda and Randy Russell's property near Assaria in Saline County, KSAL reported. The couple owns "A Little Hors'n Around Petting Zoo."
The horse was in a pasture in the 4200 block of East K-4 Highway, according to the Salina Post. The pasture is close to the owners' home, but they did not hear any shots, the Salina Post reported.
The sheriff told the Salina Post it is possible that she was shot from the road.
Misty was one of 14 horses in the pasture, according to the Salina Journal. The horse was valued at $500, the Salina Journal reported.
“I want to prevent this from happening to other people’s pets and livestock, or my own," Ronda Russell told KSAL. If you have any information, contact the Saline County Sheriff's Office at 785-826-6500.