BENNINGTON, Vt. (NEWS10) – Protect Our Wildlife Vermont is offering a $500 cash reward for information leading to the identification of boys who were seen allegedly injuring a young squirrel in Bennington. The incident took place on May 28, when the boys reportedly threw rocks at the animal, trying to kill it. The squirrel was left with a broken leg.

The Protect Our Wildlife organization said, “Kids who abuse and torture animals may go on to harm people. This is a red flag that needs to be addressed by law enforcement. Apparently, the mother knew about this and thought it was funny.”

The organization asks you to email them at if you have any information. There have been no criminal charges reported in this case.