Reward of Up to $5,000 Offered in Oahu Cat-Shooting Case

PETA Seeks to Help Apprehend Culprit Who Shot Stray Cat With Arrow

For Immediate Release:
January 13, 2017

Contact:
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Oahu, Hawaii – On Tuesday, January 10, a resident of the Helelua Street neighborhood found a female tabby cat with an 8- to 10-inch-long arrow protruding from her shoulder. The cat is believed to have been suffering from the injury for several days before she was caught and taken to the Hawaiian Humane Society, where she is currently being treated and reportedly in stable condition.

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 was shot and left to die in terror and pain,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA is urging anyone with information about this incident to come forward immediately—before anyone else gets hurt.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—advises guardians 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. Guardians 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 Hawaiian Humane Society at 808-356-2214.

PETA is also offering up to an $8,000 reward for information regarding last month’s deadly shooting of another cat in Kailua-Kona.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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