BELOW IS AN EXCERPT OF THE PRESS RELEASE FROM THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES:
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting a horse named Emma.
“It takes a truly callous person to shoot a gentle horse with a gun,” said Kate MacFall, The HSUS’ Florida state director. “We are hopeful that this reward will bring forward anyone with information about this heinous crime."
The National Sheriffs’ Association and The HSUS launched ICE BlackBox, a free smartphone tool, to allow users to record video of illegal animal cruelty and share it securely with law enforcement for possible investigation and prosecution.
The HSUS doubled its standard cruelty reward from $2,500 to $5,000 thanks to a generous donation from an HSUS board member. To see information on statistics, trends, laws and animal cruelty categories.
The reward now exceeds $6,200.00. Please call the Levy County Sheriff's Office (352-486-5111) if you have any information that could lead to the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons involved in this incident.