BARTON — Police are looking to speak with anyone who may have information about a possible cruelty to animals case that took place over the weekend, where a horse was killed with an arrow.
Patricia Russell, 64, of Barton, found one of her horses dead in a pasture beside her home on Saturday morning. Russell contacted police at around 10:15 a.m. after noticing that the animal had a severe wound on its hindquarters.
After an investigation, it was determined that the horse had been shot with an arrow. Although police are saying that someone shot the animal with a bow and arrow, they are also saying that it could have been done “either mistakenly or purposefully.”
The incident took place at 1791 Hollow Road in Barton. It is believed that the horse was struck with the arrow sometime between 10 p.m. on Friday, September 26, and 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Anyone who may have information on this incident is being asked to contact Sgt A. Jensen at the Vermont State Police, Derby: 334-8881.