SUWANEE, Ga. — A suburban Atlanta neighborhood is offering a $5,000 reward to help find the killer of eight swans that lived in the Suwanee subdivision.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Humane Society of the United States doubled the $2,500 reward offered by the Rosemoore Lake neighborhood. The swans, two adults and a six offspring, were killed June 8.
It’s the third such killing in as many years in the neighborhood.
The swans were discovered by a resident. They had been shot with an air rifle and dumped in a creek just behind the subdivision.
Police have assigned a detective to the case. The person responsible could face animal cruelty and criminal damage to property charges.
The swans were worth about $9,000.