The Oakland County Animal Control Division is asking for help in finding whoever shot a cat with a bow and arrow. The male short-haired cat, about a year old, was found by a citizen in Brandon Township.
Joanie Toole of Oakland Animal Control tells WWJ by the time they brought him in, it was already too late.
“That arrow went underneath its spine, and it had been that way — I’m probably gonna guess about a week and a half — because it had already started infection, and was quite a sight,” Toole said.
The cat had to be euthanized due to the extent of its injuries.
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“Had it not been for this citizen taking the time to rescue the cat it surely would have suffered an agonizing death,” said Nola Divico, veterinary technician at the animal shelter.
Anyone with information about who shot the cat or who owned the cat should contact the Oakland County Animal Control Division at (248) 391-4102.
“This is a case of unspeakable animal cruelty that will only be solved with the public’s help,” Toole said. “We are asking anyone with information to please come forward.”
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