Reward offered in horse strangling case

MARTINSBURG (AP) — The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information related to the strangling of a horse in Martinsburg.

Authorities say two suspects believed to be male teenagers were seen running away from a pasture where the horse was found last week with a tow rope around its neck.

The Humane Society says the retired polo horse that was blind in one eye was found with the strap so tight around her neck it had to be cut off with a razor.

The horse named Catnip was later euthanized because of her injuries.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Berkley County Sheriff’s Office at 304-267-7000 or the Berkley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.

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