Dozens of wild horses missing, one dead in Harlan County

HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Workers with the Harlan County Humane Society says 37 of the wild horses that they care for are missing. They say one has been found dead.

The workers typically care for more than 100 horses, but as of Friday afternoon, 38 of those were missing. Kentucky State Police found one horse dead. They say they're expecting the same result for the other 37.

State police are working with the Humane Society to try to piece together what happened.

Humane Society workers say that if criminal activity is behind the horses disappearance, they are committed to bringing those responsible to justice.

The humane society is trying to find out who's responsible for shooting the horses. A $4,100 cash reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and prosecution.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Humane Society at 606-573-0016. They can also call Kentucky State Police in Harlan at 606-573-3131.

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