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Idaho officials working to resolve current animal cruelty cases

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Rewards have been offered in western Idaho for two separate animal cruelty cases that, thus far, have gone unpaid and no arrests have been made. According to the Idaho State Journal on Dec. 24, efforts had been launched to raise money in the reward funds.

Portneuf Animal Welfare Society just raised over $2,500 for a reward fund called “Justice For Gunner.” This reward is for Gunner, a hunting dog out with his owner, when he was shot and killed near Springfield.

According to Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland, a person of interest has been identified in Gunner’s shooting and they sheriff’s office no longer needs tips. Nothing further is known about the Gunner case.

In another Idaho case, the Idaho Humane Society has established a reward and is seeking information that may ultimately convict a person or persons in a Meridian case. A blow-gun shooter shot a half-dozen wild ducks shot with darts earlier in December. While the darts did not kill the birds, they caused injuries and could have caused serious infections.

At the end of November, over a dozen Canadian geese were discovered on West Clark Street in Pocatello. The geese had been shot and killed, their meat left to rot.

In Eagle, a 20-year-old horse was shot Horse shot to death in Idaho pasture and left to die making this the second abuse case reported in Idaho involving horses recently.

Back in April 2012, Gov. C.L. Otter signed bill S 1303, officially creating Idaho’s first felony animal cruelty law. This law made Idaho the 48th state to establish a felony animal cruelty provision.

North and South Dakota are the only states without some type of felony animal cruelty protection laws.

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