SAN ANTONIO – A cat was shot with a razor-sharp arrow and had to be euthanized, an Animal Care Services official said.
According to ACS spokeswoman Lisa Norwood, a homeowner in the Valley Hi area heard a noise in her front yard Sunday afternoon and found an arrow pierced through the upper body of the orange tabby cat.
"It was drinking and eating at the time that we found it," said Joel Skidmore, field operations supervisor for Animal Cruelty Investigations. "It appeared the citizen was trying to make it comfortable before we responded."
The cat named "Maggie" was taken to a clinic for emergency treatment but had to euthanized.
"The wound that it (the arrow) caused was large and gaping," Skidmore said. "It was a very painful injury that the cat suffered."
Jenn Garcia, who lives on the street, where "Maggie" was found said she was upset to find out that someone could do this to an animal, and she's even more devastated that this happened on her street.
"I’m very concerned that there is somebody that's going around that could hurt an animal like that," Garcia said. "It could have been a child. That concerns me because I have grandchildren and I'm going to be worried about them, having them in the front yard as well, especially if it happened on my street."
ACS Cruelty investigators have several leads, but need further information.
Anyone with information is asked to call 311 and ask to speak with the Animal Care Services Cruelty Investigations Unit.
Tipsters can remain anonymous.
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