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Published October 24, 2013, 10:55 AM

Stockmen's offering $10K reward in pony death case

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Stockmen's Association is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever is responsible for the dragging death of a pet pony in Bottineau County.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Stockmen's Association is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever is responsible for the dragging death of a pet pony in Bottineau County.

Owner Dave Boppre says the 38-inch-tall miniature Shetland pony named Bad Boy was chased from a hobby farm on Sept. 24, struck with a pickup truck, then tied to the back of the truck and dragged. Boppre also is accepting donations for a reward.

Stockmen's President Jason Zahn, of Towner, calls the killing of the pony a "senseless crime." The rancher association is helping the Bottineau County Sheriff's Office with the investigation.

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