Famed rocker Ted Nugent has made a $5,000 pledge in a Palm Harbor, Florida animal cruelty case that will hopefully lead to the arrest of people or the person involved in the shooting of deer with arrows.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has shared disturbing images of innocent deer in distress after being shot with arrows in various areas of their bodies.
Four deer have so far been discovered with arrows in the Lansbrook area. A dead fawn was recently found with an arrow stuck to its abdomen.
“This is not a hunter. A hunter would not be leaving injured deer to die or suffer,” Lansbrook resident Lexie Vanderweit said.
One photo shows a doe with an arrow completely piercing her neck and sticking out the other side.
In another photo, you can see a deer with an arrow through its back left leg.
“I was fighting back tears. Lexie was crying. It’s disconcerting to watch the FWC officer pull the arrow out of the abdomen of the fawn,” Lansbrook resident Nancy Bloch said.
Bloch and Vanderweit have been organizing an effort to find the person responsible by putting up flyers and even going door-to-door.
Their efforts are now getting the attention of famed rocker Ted Nugent.
“Like everybody with a conscience and a soul and any intellect at all, we are aghast, and we are angry, and we want to hold the guilty vandals accountable,” Nugent said.
Nugent, an avid hunter, is now offering up a $5,000 reward for any information that could help arrest the person or people responsible.
An animal cruelty case in Palm Harbor is now getting national attention after famed rocker Ted Nugent pledged a $5,000 reward for information that could help lead to the arrest of the person or people responsible for shooting deer with arrows. https://t.co/5CjiVtedT1— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@FOX13News) August 14, 2021
That’s on top of the $2,500 reward FWC is now offering up.
Vanderweit says the support has been overwhelming and hopes it will ultimately lead to an arrest.
“Residents care so much, and so do famous people. Famous people care about wildlife and animals, and they are offering rewards. Everybody wants this person caught,” Vanderweit said.