$2,500 reward offered in case of waterfowl killings in Orem

Posted at 8:11 PM, Feb 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-20 10:38:22-05

OREM, Utah -- Waterfowl that appear to have been shot to death by a pellet gun have been turning up near a housing development in Orem, and now two groups have combined to offer a reward of $2,500 in the case.

Residents near the Golden Duck Pond Sanctuary in Orem have found about a dozen dead ducks and geese in recent weeks, and the waterfowl appear to have been shot with a pellet gun. The Humane Society of Utah has offered a $2,000 reward in the case, and Thursday Edge Homes added $500 to that reward.

"We just hope we can get this figured out and that it stops, so that this can be a place where people can come and enjoy it," said Kyle Haskell, a sales agent for Edge Homes. "So it's not a place where people are scared and come here and find dead animals. We want people to come here and enjoy it and enjoy the ducks and all the wildlife that's here."

Anyone with information about the animal killings is asked to contact the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Click here for contact information.

Residents have also started a GoFundMe page to raise funds to protect the birds, click here for details.