The killing of a large pony in its corral near Cabezon Road and Caminito Alegre at the south end of Corrales late at night June 25 shocked villagers and led to a fundraising effort for a reward for information. The crime is being investigated by the N.M. Livestock Board; donations for a reward are being channeled to Crimestoppers in Albuquerque.

Donations to the “Justice for Rocky” reward fund can be sent to Corrales Horse and Mule People at https://gf.me/u/yc589h or mailed to CHAMP, PO Box 1064, Corrales NM 87048 with Justice for Rocky in the memo line.

Rocky, the Welsh pony owned by Carrie Atkins, was butchered in its pen that night and much of its meat was hauled away. “It would appear from the way the horse was butchered that it was for consumption,” a Corrales horse owner reported.

Suspicious activity around livestock pens should be reported to the Corrales Police Department’s dispatch by calling 891-7226.

The Crime Stoppers phone line is 505-843-STOP.

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