Police are investigating the March 7 shooting of three cows and a pig on a farm near Carmel, Sask.
Two of the cows and the pig were shot several times in the belly and died at the scene. The third animal is being treated at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. It has six bullet wounds in the head and one along its backbone.
Kelly Meyer and his wife, Debbie, discovered that one of their range pigs had been shot and killed about 5 p.m. They then found two pregnant cows, one a Black Angus and the other a Red Angus, dead in the pasture. They had also been shot.
The Meyers believe that whoever shot their animals, possibly with .22 caliber bullets, did it during two separate times March 7, which was Kelly’s 55th birthday. They estimate the cows were shot around 6:30 a.m. and the pig between 2:30 and 5:00 p.m.
The Meyers have been farming for about 20 years and their cow-calf operation comprises 33 cows and a few pigs. The herd is about three weeks from calving and the pigs about one month from market weight.
Humboldt RCMP are requesting anyone with information to call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS(8477).