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Sheriff's Office looking for person who shot and killed a mule

The palomino mule named Sis was killed sometime between the evening of July 22 and the morning of July 23 in Basalt.
Credit: Eagle County Sheriff's Office
This mule was shot and killed between July 22 and July 23 on Frying Pan Road in Basalt, authorities said.

BASALT, Colo. — The Eagle County Sheriff's Office asked for the public's help on Friday in finding whoever shot and killed a palomino mule in its pasture last month in Basalt.

The mule was a horse in a pasture, with houses nearby, when it was fatally shot between the evening of July 22 and the morning of July 23 on Frying Pan Road, according to the Sheriff's Office.

"We have very few leads at this time and are looking for assistance in finding anyone who might have information about the person(s) who would do this," the Sheriff's Office said on Facebook.

The mule, whose name was Sis, was very old and enjoying its retirement years in the pasture, said Samantha Waller, whose father owned the mule.

"She was old, but very happy and healthy," Waller wrote on Facebook. "So great on you, you took that away from her."

She said the shooter used a caliber bullet that wasn't big enough to kill an animal of Sis' size and that the mule had endured "a slow and painful death."

Waller told 9NEWS on Aug. 14 that there have been no new leads or updates in the case.

Anyone who has information can contact Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007 or 800-972-TIPS or submit their tip online at www.p3tips.com. Tipsters can also send a tip using the Free P3 Tips mobile app. People providing tips can remain anonymous. If your tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved, you could earn a cash reward.

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