PHOENIX – Phoenix police are seeking information from the public as they continue to investigate a case of animal cruelty.
Police said a charbray cow in the area of Union Hills Drive and Tatum Boulevard was hit with several softballs between 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 25 and 8:20 a.m. the following day.
Due to the severity of the injuries, the cow had to be euthanized.
Police said the softballs were marked with the Desert Shadows Middle School name.
"I think that's terrible," one neighbor said. "I live in this community and we actually love having this rancher here. It kind of gives you the sense of country in the neighborhood, driving by and seeing the cows and seeing the farmland so it really disturbs me that somebody would do this in our neighborhood."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS, toll free at 1-800-343-TIPS or silentwitness.org.
A reward of up to $1,500 is being offered in the case.