The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are investigating after a pet horse named Cash was shot and killed on Vancouver Island. The retired show jumping horse was found by one of his owners with a gunshot wound to his left shoulder. Despite calling Cash’s vet and the Ladysmith RCMP, the horse was suffering too greatly to be saved and was euthanized by police. The family does not believe that someone was illegally hunting on their property and mistook Cash for a deer or elk. They believe the horse was intentionally shot at close range as the bullet was lodged deeply in his body.