Reward Offered for Reindeer Killing 09 Sep 13

A $3,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for killing a reindeer at a private farm near Glencoe.

Bob and Sandy Kendall found their reindeer, Claus, with a bullet hole wound and lying in a pool of blood the morning of August 25th.

They say that the animal was a gentle and loving family pet who would attend special events across the state with them.

The reindeer would not have been visible from the road, so theKendall’s believe that it was a deliberate act. Another reindeer of theirs had been found dead of an apparent vehicle impact a week earlier as well, and a possible connection between the deaths is under investigation.

Anyone with information on these incidents should contact the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office at (320)864-3134.