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Update: Reward Offered to Help OSP Investigation of Horse Shooting in Grant County
09/26/2011
Master Sergeant Gordon Larson
Oregon State Police - John Day
(541) 575-1363

A reward of up to $2,500 is now being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the Oregon State Police (OSP) investigation into last week's shooting of a horse in Grant County. The reward offer is made jointly by the owner of Gander Ranch ($2,000) and Grant County Stockgrowers ($500).
 
According to Trooper Andrew McClay, OSP is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect(s) responsible for shooting a horse in a remote area of Grant County during the late evening hours of September 18 or early morning hours of September 19. The horse's owner had to put the 8-year old quarter horse mare horse down due to the severity of its injuries.
 

The initial investigation indicates the horse was shot with a high velocity bullet from the roadway while in a fenced pasture along Izee Highway about five miles west of Highway 395 in Grant County. This area is also known as Bear Valley located between Mt. Vernon and Seneca. The owner found the injured horse during the late morning hours of September 19.
 

Anyone with information is asked to call Trooper McClay at (541) 575-1363 ext. 225.