The Nevada Department of Agriculture is requesting the public’s help identifying two men who collected about 10 wild horses Thursday morning in the Damonte Ranch subdivision.
The state received a call from a concerned citizen who saw two men loading the horses into trailers, department spokesman Ed Foster said.
Although the department is planning a collection of the area’s horses in the next week, Foster said it had no knowledge of a scheduled pickup Thursday.
“The concern is that the horses may been have picked for slaughter or illegal rodeo activities,” he said.
The department asks that anyone with information about the pickup to call 775-353-3601.