PETA Seeks Information on Culprit Who Impaled Animal With Arrow and Left Him for Dead Near Target Store

PETA Seeks Information on Culprit Who Impaled Animal With Arrow and Left Him for Dead Near Target Store

For Immediate Release:
January 6, 2017

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii – On the evening of Monday, December 19, someone shot a 5-year-old male tabby cat with a 2-foot-long arrow in Kailua-Kona. The cat was found paralyzed and bleeding on the side of Makala Boulevard near the Target store and had to be euthanized because his injuries were so severe.

Police have yet to make any arrests in the case, prompting PETA to offer a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction on cruelty charges of the person or persons responsible for this crime.

“This cat surely endured immense terror and agony when he was shot with an arrow and left, paralyzed and bleeding, on the side of the road,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA urges anyone with information about this case to come forward so that his attacker can be held accountable and stopped from hurting anyone else.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—advises families to keep their animal companions safe indoors and never leave them unattended or allow them to roam freely outside, where they may be stolen or injured. Families should also be sure to have their animal companions spayed or neutered in order to help control the number of homeless dogs and cats, who are at risk of contracting communicable diseases, being hit by cars, and being abused by cruel humans.

Anyone with information about this case should contact the Hawaii Island Humane Society at 808-329-1175.

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