The Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the killing of five horses in the Pearland area. Anonymous donors have pledged an additional $20,000.
According to the Pearland Police Department, since May, at least five horses have been stolen from their pastures in the Houston and Pearland area and killed. The horses were found dead with ropes around their necks and all horses’ backstraps and front and back hindquarters had been butchered and removed. Four of the five cases were reported from Hooper Road and all five horses were discovered dead and dismembered by their owners in or near the pastures where the horses were living.
“The cruelty these horses endured, and the subsequent dismemberment of their bodies is incredibly disturbing,” said Lauren Loney, the Texas state director of the Humane Society of the United States. “We hope our reward will help ensure the person or persons responsible for such horrific cruelty will be found and brought to justice.”
Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact the Pearland Police Department at 281-997-4202 or email a detective at JPage@PearlandTx.Gov.
Houston Crime Stoppers is also taking tips regarding animal cruelty at 713-222-8477.