INDIANAPOLIS – Police are looking for the person who shot and killed a horse on the southwest side of Indianapolis.

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Dashin Kitty was left outside as normal on June 6 in the 5700 block of West Southport Road at Taylor Turn Stable.

The 20-year-old American Quarter Horse mare was found the next morning (June 7). Police said it appeared the horse had been shot between the eyes. According to preliminary information, investigators believe the suspect gained access to the property between 9:30 p.m. on Monday and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

“We just can’t believe this would happen,” said Kyle Keller, horse owner.

Kyle Keller has owned Taylor Turn Stable for nearly 20 years. When she saw Dashin Kitty shot to death Tuesday morning, she immediately knew it wasn’t an accident.

“They premediated it. They had to think about this. They had to plan it and to come in and be close enough to do that to an animal, that takes a special, sick kind of person to be able to do that,” said Keller.

Dashin Kitty has been helping children learn to ride horses since 2008. Police are looking for any information leading them to the person who shot her.

“I hope we find you and you get prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Keller.

Police also warning area horse owners to take precautions and secure their animals inside overnight if possible.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS (8477) or IMPD Detective Tiffany Mastin at (317) 327-1270.