Cat Shot With Arrow, Police Searching For Suspect

The cat was taken care of by the community and was well cared for, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. (Photo courtesy Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office)
The cat was taken care of by the community and was well cared for, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. (Photo courtesy Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office)

HOWELL – Howell Police are looking for the culprit who shot a cat with a crossbow early last week.

  On May 6, an animal cruelty incident was reported to police stating that an injured animal was found on the 600 block of Casino Drive. Once on the scene, police discovered an adult cat that was “shot directly in the face with a crossbow bolt,” according to a post by the Monmouth County SPCA.

  Animal control and the Humane Law Enforcement Division were contacted and the cat was transported to Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls.

  “The cat who we’ve named Kitty Luck, was sedated and had the bolt carefully removed by the wonderful staff at RBVH. After Kitty Luck recovered from his procedure, he was taken to our shelter where he could recover. Kitty is doing well and relaxing comfortably in our care after being subjected to this horrible act of cruelty,” stated the SPCA.

  Although the cat is working on making a full recovery, police are still searching to the individual responsible.

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  “Help us find the lowlife who committed such a cowardly act to this innocent animal. You can inbox us on Facebook Messenger, use of anonymous tip service www.P3Tips.com or call is directly at 732-938-4111,” stated a post by the Howell Police.

  Anyone with information can contact the Cruelty Hotline at 877-898-7297.