Police are looking for suspects in the recent killing of several horses and cows on a Kalae ranch.
On their 1,000-acre pasture near Meyer Lake, Richard and Roxanne French found a horse and three cows shot dead in December.
The tragedy got worse last week. While surveying the pasture, Richard French found another horse and a cow shot. When police were called, another pregnant mare was found shot in the stomach. An additional cow was shot as well. The mare is clinging to life while the other animals died.
Police are reporting the losses in excess of $90,000 for the quarter, palomino and sorrel horses, plus heads of cattle.
The ranch now only has one horse left to herd the 150 cattle.
“Police are investigating these incidents. At this time we have no suspects,” said Maui County Police spokesperson Lt. Wayne Ibarra. “Anyone with information should contact the Molokai Police Department (808-553-5355) or Maui County Crimestoppers (808-242-6966).”
The family has set up a reward account at Bank of Hawaii under the “Innocent Livestock” fund.
The Humane Society of the United States is also likely to add a $2,500 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction.