Humane Society offers reward in case of Morgan Co. cats shot with arrows
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Responding to a call from law enforcement officials in Morgan County, the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force is investigating a report of two adult cats found shot with arrows in Versailles.
Both cats were shot in the neck with the arrows exiting or protruding near the shoulder.
The humane society is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for injuring the cats.
Persons with information should contact the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office at 573-378-5481.
The cats, both 2-year-old males named Patches and Licorice, are now in treatment for pain and infection at the office of a local veterinarian who cautions that Patches may lose a leg as a result of the injuries he sustained.
Eventually, Patches and Licorice will be transferred to HSMO headquarters in St. Louis for further rehabilitation and, hopefully, eventual adoption.
“We are committed to vigorously pursuing this case and will recommend prosecution to the fullest extent of the law,” said Mike Perkins, director of humane society’s animal cruelty task force. “There is absolutely no excuse for this kind of cruelty to animals.”