For Immediate Release:
January 13, 2017
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
As you may know, PETA offered a reward of up to $5,000 for help in solving the case of the cat who was shot with an arrow in Kailua-Kona. In an effort to spread the word about this apparent crime, PETA has increased the reward to up to $8,000, thanks to a generous donation from a concerned citizen who does not wish to be recognized. PETA is also offering a separate reward of up to $5,000 in the case of another cat shot with an arrow on Oahu.
PETA’s original release follows.
For Immediate Release:
January 6, 2017
REWARD OF UP TO $5,000 OFFERED FOR HELP NABBING CAT SHOOTER
PETA Seeks Information on Culprit Who Impaled Animal With Arrow and Left Him for Dead Near Target Store
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.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.