A $2,500 reward is being offered for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the individual who shot and killed a Mount Airy horse on Thursday, May 2, 2013. The horse resided on a Runkles Road farm in Carroll County section of Mount Airy. According to Nicky Ratliff, executive director of the Carroll County Humane Society, after sustaining a single gunshot wound to the head, the horse died Friday morning. To date, there have been no other reported similar situations, and thus officials believe this to be an isolated incident. The horse was not pastured near the road. Aggravated cruelty to animals is now considered a felony crime in Maryland. Anyone with information about the incident should contact Chief Officer Mark Miller of the Carroll County Humane Society: 410-848-4810, ext. 13. The Equiery will post updated information as it becomes available.