LISBON - The U.S. Humane Society is offering $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever burned a live calf belonging to local farmer.
According to news partner WKBN, the reward is now about $9,000.
Ed Sabol, who has a farm on Lisbon Road, reported Sunday finding that one of his calves had been set on fire after being sprayed with an accelerant. He took the calf to his veterinarian, who euthanized the animal.
The reward fund was begun after Patty and Glenn Boros of the Canfield Auto Spa car wash put up $1,000, followed by $500 from an anonymous donor and $2,500 from the Columbiana County Farm Bureau.
Car wash customers have continued adding to the reward, WKBN said, pushing the total upwards of $9,000.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office at 330-424-7255.