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Three female burros shot to death, reward offered

Posted: 3:49 PM, Jul 26, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-26 20:43:59-04

The Bureau of Land Management is offering a reward after three female burros were found shot to death just south of Lake Pleasant. 

According to officials, the three wild burros were intentionally killed in the Morgan City Wash. Two burros were shot in the head, one was shot in the stomach. 

The animals were discovered by a citizen in late May. The decomposing bodies of the three burros were located on private land that falls within the BLM's Lake Pleasant Herd Management Area. 

Wild burros are protected from killing or harassment per the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact BLM at 800-637-9152. Calls are confidential. A $2,500 reward is being offered if information leads to an arrest or conviction.