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Reward offered for llama and alpaca killers

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Sandi Lynn the alpaca and a llama were shot and killed in Barrow County. Sandi Lynn the alpaca and a llama were shot and killed in Barrow County.
ATLANTA (CBS46) -

Two farm animals were killed in Barrow County, and now the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a reward of up to $5,000 to catch whoever committed the crime.

The details of the killings are graphic.

The Barrow County Sheriff's Office confirms that on Saturday at about 1:30 a.m., a group of people reportedly snuck on to Jim and Angie Gilliland's farm. Someone shot a female alpaca in the lungs. They then shot a llama twice in the abdomen and slit him from his ear to his jaw.

Both animals died.

The trespassers then chased other animals across the farm.

PETA's reward will be added to another reward being offered.

"The cold-blooded killings of these animals were acts of extreme violence, and the perpetrators should be dealt with accordingly," said PETA Director Martin Mersereau. "It's imperative that these killers be apprehended and taken off the streets."

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call investigator James Wilkerson of the Barrow County Sheriff's Office at 770-307-3080.

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