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7 horses shot dead in Otero County; $10k reward to find shooter

OTERO COUNTY, New Mexico -- A New Mexico animal advocacy group is offering a $10,000 reward to find the person(s) responsible for the shooting deaths of seven horses in recent months in a remote area of Otero County.

The non-profit organization Animal Protection New Mexico said five of the slain horses were discovered in March, with two more found in April. It's unknown who owned the killed animals.

"Obviously the animals of the community are at risk, the people of the community are at risk," Alan Edmonds, cruelty case manager for Animal Protection New Mexico, told KOB-TV in Albuquerque.

Edmonds said his group has offered the reward money in an effort to hold the horse killer responsible.

"We don't think that any horse, no matter what, should be shot dead by a malicious individual or individuals," Edmonds said.

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