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Reward Offered for Information on Cat Shot with Bow and Arrow

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is offering up to a $500 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the fatal shooting of a cat with an arrow in Hagerstown.

Case:  On the evening of Thursday, July 19th, HSWC Field Services responded to an urgent call for help on Mt. Aetna Road in Hagerstown. The caller reported that they found a cat on their property that had been shot with a bow and arrow. The cat was still alive and the arrow had penetrated and lodged itself through the cat’s body. The cat succumbed to its injuries early the following morning.

This is the second cat on Mt. Aetna Road to have been fatally shot with a bow and arrow in the last two months. HSWC urges pet owners in that area to exercise caution when letting their animals outside unattended.

Deliberate acts of cruelty like this are particularly disturbing and should not be tolerated in any community. We urge the public to share any related information that may help identify the suspect. Information/tips should be directed to HSWC Field Services at 301-733-2060, extension 203.