LAKE PLEASANT, AZ - The Humane Society of the United States announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot two wild burros in the Lake Pleasant area last week, according to Humane Society officials.
The $5,000 reward came after a resident told the Bureau of Land Management that the two burros were killed, apparently by gunshot. The BLM is also investigating the killings.
Burros are federally protected, and fewer than 7,000 wild burros live in the West, with over half of the population living on BLM lands in Arizona, according to the Humane Society.
The $5,000 reward would come from the Humane Society's Platero Project, which aims to protect wild burros.
Anyone with information on the Lake Pleasant burro killings can contact the BLM at 800-637-9152, and all calls are confidential.