By CBS13 Staff

CAZADERO (CBS13) — Detectives are asking for help in finding whoever shot and killed a horse earlier this week.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office says, early Monday morning, a 26-year-old American Quarter Horse named Buddy was found shot dead in his pasture near a roadway.

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Buddy’s killing is now being classified as an animal cruelty investigation.

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There are no details about the suspect, but detectives are now urging anyone with information to come forward.

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Tipsters can call the sheriff’s office at (707) 565-2121.