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Humane Society Offers Reward After Deer Found Dead

The Humane Society of Utah is offering a $2,000 reward for information about the killing of a pregnant deer and two fawns that were run down with a car.

In a statement released Thursday, the group said they are looking for information leading to an arrest and conviction of whoever chased the animals through a Box Elder County grain field. The animals were run over on Feb. 14 or 15.

Humane Society Director Deann Shepherd talks about the $2,000 reward.

“We feel like when we see something like this, that’s kind of beyond poaching, beyond hunting,” she said. “This is just something that’s animal cruelty. We want to help encourage them to get the information.”

Tracks were found in the field, and investigators concluded that someone had chased the deer through the area before running them over with a vehicle.

“The animal was not utilized in any way, shape or form. It looks it was just more for entertainment value,” Shepherd said. “They chased them down and hit them, then off they drove. This is something that had intent. It wasn’t accidental that they hit the deer in their car.”

Humane Society Executive Director Gene Baierschmidt calls the killings senseless and cruel.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is looking for information regarding the killings.