The Litteral family was appalled when they found they found a dead horse tied to an electrical pole outside their St. Cloud home, along Lake Gentry Road.
According to deputies, the horse appeared to be shot several times before being left for dead on the property.
The Osceola County Sheriffs Office is treating this as a trespassing and illegal dumping. Animal cruelty is another possible charge, depending on the outcome of the investigation. However, there are no witnesses to the incident. The homeowners do have video surveillance cameras, which may help deputies catch the responsible party.