NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Nashville family is hoping that a new billboard and a cash reward will help get answers after their Tennessee Walking Horse was killed execution-style just over a month ago.
Misty Blue, according to her owner, was shot in the head sometime between June 26 and June 28.
Now, six weeks later, the family is still trying to figure out who shot their beloved horse and why.
As a way to get answers, a billboard featuring Misty Blue’s picture and the words $10,000 cash reward will soon begin popping up.
One of the signs will be posted at the Lewis Country Store on Highway 12 in Scottsboro, just a short distance from the farm where the horse was found dead.
“It is a crime against an animal – against our community,” Renee Lewis of the Lewis Country Store said. “I think it is a cowardly act to kill a pet – a beloved pet for any reason.”
Misty Blue’s owner told News 2 the walking horse was like a part of their family and is greatly missed.
“Every time we go out there, we call her name first and she came running and when she came, the other horses came. Now, we call the other horses, they don’t come. We have to go and get them,” Devinder Sandhu said.
Sandhu told News 2 Metro police are still investigating the case as a hate crime.
“Yes, that is why they came back the way she was shot. It didn’t look like an accidental shooting,” he said.
News 2 also learned any money above raised over $10,000 will be used to remember Misty Blue in some way, possibly a statue in the Scottsboro community.
Anyone with information on Misty Blue’s death is urged to call Metro police at 615-862-8600.
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