Full disclosure: we’re not cat people. They’re rude, cocky, and bring nothing to the table. That said, we acknowledge that cats are living things and we would never do anything to harm one. The same can not be said about some sick creep in Long Island, who recently shot a cat with a bow and arrow.
The cat didn’t die right away — rather than put the animal out of its misery, the sicko left it to suffer with an arrow sticking out of its side. It didn’t die until after it was brought to an animal hospital in Suffolk County.
The cat was found last night with a red arrow sticking out of it on the front porch of a house in Medford.
The homeowners called the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals, which sent officers to pick the animal up.
In the process of trying to remove the animal, it bit one of the SPCA
officers “severely,” according to a report from NBC’s New York
The cat was brought to the Mather Memorial Hospital for treatment. It
was then turned over to the Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter, which
cared for the cat until it died from “arrow-related injuries.”
The cat may be dead, but the dirt-bag who shot it is not — the suspect
is still on the loose and the SPCA needs the public’s help in tracking
this jerk down.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 24, 2012