PUEBLO, Colo. - PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the person who butchered a family horse in Pueblo County.
Rancher Steve Maez found Nickel on January 12 with her throat slit, meat stripped from her bones, and several organs removed.
Authorities believe the motive may have been for consumption.
Pueblo County Undersheriff J.R. Hall says the suspect could be facing animal cruelty and burglary charges.
If you have information on the crime, contact the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office at 719-583-6250 or Crime Stoppers at 719-542-STOP.