Elk Point RCMP in­ves­ti­gates af­ter calf shot with ar­row

Edmonton Journal - - CITY - JONNY WAKE­FIELD jwake­field@post­media.com

RCMP are in­ves­ti­gat­ing af­ter some­one shot an ar­row into a calf while the an­i­mal was out to pas­ture last month. Elk Point RCMP were called to a ru­ral prop­erty near Range Road 63 north­east of the town on Sept. 24, af­ter a re­port of an­i­mal cru­elty, po­lice said Thurs­day.

Po­lice found a black calf with the ar­row stick­ing out of its neck. In­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve the an­i­mal, which has since re­cov­ered from the in­jury, was shot some­time be­tween Sept. 23 and 24 while in a pas­ture. The ar­row is black and has or­ange fletch­ing and a bright green knock.

RCMP are ask­ing any­one with in­for­ma­tion about who shot the calf to call the Elk Point de­tach­ment or Crime Stop­pers.

The town of 1,452 is lo­cated around 200 km east of Ed­mon­ton.

Elk Point RCMP are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a case of an­i­mal cru­elty af­ter a calf was shot in the neck with an ar­row on a ru­ral prop­erty north­east of Elk Point, Alta. near Range Road 63. In­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve the calf was shot some­time be­tween Sept. 23 and 24. The calf has since re­cov­ered.

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