Mobile, Alaa. (and) – A disturbing investigation is underway into Atmore, especially for pet lovers: a cat hit in the head with a bow and arrow.
It’s inhumane,” said cat owner Janis Weir. “It’s evil. It’s stupid. It’s cruel.”
Ware was sitting on the back porch with her 3-year-old niece when they saw something that broke their hearts. Their sweet cat came out of the woods, Milo.
“I heard his meow,” said Ware, “and when I got to where he was, he went in through the gate, and he had an arrow in his forehead and coming out of the back of his head.” “He was badly injured. I don’t know where he was all this time, but he came home.”
Innocent Milo was taken to the vet where he later died, unfortunately, Milo was not the first victim.
Ware said her neighbor’s cat was also hit by an arrow two months ago. This also died.
Check Atmore Police.
“What we’re thinking about is that it could be an adult using a compound bow from a distance, or shooting whatever they can get their hands on,” said Daryl McMahon, investigative sergeant for Atmore PD.
If this happens to anyone else, he said, come forward.
“Supposedly there are many other victims who have had this happen to their pets, but so far, they haven’t contacted us,” McMahon said. “We encourage them to do this, so we know exactly what we’re dealing with.”
After her beloved Milo lies to rest, Ware warns her community to keep an eye on her furry family.
“We love our pets, every single one of them,” she said, “and I’m sure pet lovers should realize that someone is into the sport of hunting and shooting these animals.” “This is happening in our community, and they need to keep a close eye on their neighborhoods and pets.”
Atmore police said the person responsible could face a third or greater felony. As of Friday, only cats have been targeted.
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