Livestock shooting reward increases to $28,700 after recent incident
ELKO, Nev. - The
Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, Nevada Farm Bureau, Nevada Department of
Agriculture and affected area ranchers are offering a reward of $28,700 for the
arrest and conviction of the person or persons who maliciously shot livestock.
On May 2 or 3,
2015, in the Wild Horse area of Elko County, one head of livestock was shot, at
close range, and killed. This is in addition to the 23 livestock confirmed shot
and seven livestock killed over the past year.
This type of
malicious act is considered a felony punishable by imprisonment and a large
monetary fine including restitution. Anyone with information is
encouraged to contact the Elko County Sheriff’s Office at 775-777-2507 or the
Nevada Department of Agriculture at 775-738-8076.
Cattlemen’s Association, Nevada Farm Bureau and Nevada Department of
Agriculture are confident the perpetrators of these senseless acts of cruelty
will be caught.