Monday, February 19, 2007

Reward in sheep killing reaches $2,500

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for mutilating a 3-year-old Dorset ewe a week ago has grown to $2,500.

The Maryland Sheep Breeders Association and the Frederick County Sheep Breeders Association are pitching in $500 each, said Nancy Cox Starkey, vice president of the state association.

The additional $1,000 will be added to the $1,500 already offered by the National Humane Education Society in Charles Town, WV, and the Frederick County Humane Society, said Harold Domer, director of the Frederick County Division of Animal Control.

Anyone with information about the sheep mutilation should call officers at Animal Control at (301) 694-1544.

No suspects have been identified, Domer said.

Frederick News Post article