Police: Pregnant Animals Shot And Killed In Westbrook, Madison

Feb 23, 2018

This 2017 photo provided by Smiling Hill Farm shows Ava the goat with her two kids, Comet and Haley in Westbrook, Maine.
Credit Siobhan Bolinger / Smiling Hill Farm via AP

SCARBOROUGH, Maine - Police in Maine say they are searching for a suspect who shot and killed a pregnant goat at a family dairy farm in Scarborough.
 
The Scarborough Police Department said Thursday someone trespassed onto the farm's property and shot the 5-year-old goat named Ava while the animal was sitting in a fenced-in pen over the weekend.
 
Smiling Hill Farm and Hillside Lumber says Ava was found dead during the Sunday morning feeding. The Portland Press Herald reports the farm is offering a $1,000 reward for the identification and arrest of the shooter.
 
Meanwhile, a farm owner in Madison is closing snowmobile trails on his property after someone shot and killed one of his pregnant cows, the Kennebec Journal reports.  Police in both locations are asking people with information about the shootings to contact them.

This post was updated Feb. 23, 2018 at 8:40 a.m. ET.