PARMA, Ohio — Police in Parma are investigating how seven farm animals at Stearns Homestead were killed and/or injured last weekend.
The Farm Bureau is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information resulting in the conviction of the responsible person(s).
The incident took place sometime between 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 31 and 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 1.
Anyone with tips is asked to call either the Parma Police Department's dispatch center at (440) 885-1234 or Det. Duganier at (440) 887-7337.
According to Lt. Dan Ciryak with the Parma Police Department, a farm volunteer found a goat dead in a field when she arrived at the farm on Sunday morning.
Another goat and a sheep had to be humanely euthanized due to their severe injuries, and the four other farm animals that were injured were treated by a veterinarian.
Lt. Ciryak said it looks like a knife or sword was used to harm the animals.
Stearns Homestead is a working educational farm on Ridge Road in Parma.
"Any information leading to the arrest and conviction of criminal activity could be eligible for a substantial reward, offered as part of our Farm Bureau membership," Stearns Homestead said in a Facebook post. "R.I.P. Bert, Moose and Billy."
Their post about the incident has been shared thousands of times.
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