UPDATE: The reward has gone up to $6,000 for information on who may be responsible.
The search for an alleged duck killer just got a little more intense.
Animal activists have doubled the reward for someone with information on the person they say is responsible for slaughtering ducks!
The dead birds were found in Desert Shores, a community on the west side of Las Vegas.
That reward was initially $2,500 for any info that could lead to an arrest. Thanks to some fundraising, that reward is now $5,000.
State Senator Mark Manendo helped raise the extra money with the help of Nevada Political Action for Animals.
The organization raised $1,000 and the senator personally raised $1,500.
About two weeks ago, nearly a dozen ducks and swans were killed near a pond in Desert Shores.
Wildlife authorities say other animals are responsible, but activists and members of the community believe it was someone who may have plans to kill people, using the birds as practice.
"People are concerned that this will escalate,” Manendo tells Action News. “People start out with cats, dogs, birds, and then they graduate into people."
If you have any useful information, please calls Metro’s Animal Abuse Unit at 828-3364.