On March 26, 2017, Brandon RCMP received a report of a dead goat with its back legs tied up and its ears removed and a dead miniature pony with its ears removed.

Police say that the animals were found in separate ditches approximately three days apart in the RM of Whitewater, Manitoba, 15 kilometres south of Brandon. It is unclear when exactly the animals were left there, as there were different levels of snow cover.

While investigating the death of the goat and pony, RCMP received a report of a further discovery of animal remains where three coyotes and a raccoon were located deceased. The coyotes were found in a ditch close to where the remains of the pony were found andalso had their ears removed.

RCMP are working with the Chief Veterinary Office of Manitoba in this investigation. Police are asking anyone with information connected to these incidents to contact Brandon RCMP at 204-726-7519 or Manitoba CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. You can also submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text TIPMAN plus your message to CRIMES(274637).