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Wednesday , 20 January 2021
Horse reported missing. Image: Vermilion RCMP.

RCMP investigate horse shooting north of Vermilion

Vermilion RCMP are currently investigating the shooting death of a horse that occurred sometime between Nov. 23, 2020 and Nov. 27, 2020.

On Nov. 30, Vermillion RMCP members responded to a property north of Highway 45 near Clandonald, 15 minutes north of Vermilion, for an animal call.

Police located a deceased horse and determined it had been shot using a firearm, RCMP said in a release on Monday. The owners advised there is an additional sorrel Belgian horse that is believed to have escaped through an open gate and is still missing.

Hunters have been known to use this property and may have mistaken the horse for another animal, police said.

If anyone has information, regarding this incident please call the Vermilion RCMP at 780-853-4441. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.