Capital Area Humane Society offering $1,000 reward for information after cat was shot with an arrow

(WILX 2021)
Published: Oct. 25, 2021 at 3:47 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - A helpless cat was rushed to the Capital Area Humane Society after somebody called police saying they had seen it in on North Ovid Street in Elsie with an arrow through its body. Investigators say they believe the cat was left that way for up to a week.

The Capital Area Humane Society is seeking public assistance in collecting information related to the resulting animal cruelty investigation.

“I don’t think people always think about who else they might be hurting when they take an animal’s life like this. It could truly be somebody’s family member,” Wilson said. “It doesn’t deserve to suffer regardless of its status, and this animal truly suffered in unbelievable ways.”

Due to the position of the arrow, CAHS feels strongly this was an intentional act of cruelty. The cat initially survived, however was likely left in the street for an extended time and died shortly after arriving at the shelter.

A $1,000 reward is being offered to those with information leading to an arrest and conviction, and CAHS says they’d be happy to accept donations to add to that fund.

Those with information, or those who would like to donate to the reward fund, are strongly encouraged to call CAHS at (517) 626-6060.


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