MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A northern Minnesota woman is searching for answers after she woke up Thursday to find a beloved young horse dead, with what she says is a gunshot wound to its head.
Chelsey Kay posted graphic images of the dead filly on Facebook, saying the animal was killed sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning near in Lake George, a rural area of Hubbard County.
“Absolutely disgusted and sick right now,” Kay wrote in a post that’s been shared more than 2,000 times, adding that a reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest.
Kay says that officials from the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the horse had been shot. However, the sheriff’s office told WCCO-TV it could not confirm that the horse’s wound was the result of a bullet.
Kay is urging anyone with information on her horse’s death to call the sheriff’s office.
“If anyone knows anything or saw anything at all, I beg of you to let me know or the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Department ASAP,” she wrote.
Lake George is about 100 miles northeast of Moorhead.