A horse was shot and killed with a high-powered rifle as he stood eating grass over the weekend in his pasture, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Delta Fox, 17, was standing with several other horses in Bennett Valley near Santa Rosa when someone shot him, the newspaper reported. He fled to his stable, where he collapsed and died at around 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
Sheriff's deputies used a helicopter to search for the shooter but no one was found. The Animal Legal Defense Fund is now offering $5,000 for any information leading to the capture of the killer of a "kind and gentle horse," the newspaper reported.
Anyone with informaiton is asked to contact Detective Tony King at (707) 565-2185, according to the newspaper.