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Humane Society offers $3,000 reward, hopes to find person responsible for death of ‘Lady Antebellum’

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Posted at 8:48 PM, May 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-16 22:48:02-04

SYRACUSE, Utah – The Humane Society of Utah is offering a $3,000 reward in an attempt to locate the person or people responsible for the death of a 6-year-old horse found in Syracuse this week.

According to a press release from HSU, Lady Antebellum was a thoroughbred mare valued at more than $10,000. The animal was found dead in her 80-acre pasture at 2600 West 2850 South in Syracuse Thursday.

The animal suffered a puncture wound behind the front leg, and because the wound is shaped like an “X” it might have been caused by an arrow, according to the press release.

“We’re interested in knowing more about what caused the death of this horse but from the given information it seems like this was an intentional act of animal violence,” stated Deann Shepherd, an HSU representative, in the press release. “This is very disturbing to think about and the person responsible for this killing needs to be held accountable to the full extent of the law. Our condolences are given to Lady Antebellum’s family at this time.”

HSU is offering $3,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible. Anyone with information is asked to contact Syracuse PD at 801-825-4400.