WASHINGTON CITY – A teenage boy has been identified by police as possibly being connected to a recent animal cruelty incident in Washington that left a cat impaled with an arrow
Last week a stray cat was taken to the Washington Family Veterinary Clinic after being found with an arrow shot though its face and out one of its shoulder blades. The cat, named Quiver by veterinary staff, survived the incident and is making good recovery. The arrow missed the brain and other vital parts of the feline’s anatomy.
The teenage suspect was found by Washington City Police based on information provided by the public, said Ed Kantor, Washington City Police spokesman.
“Through follow up investigation relating to the information officers were able to identify and locate a male juvenile who allegedly injured a cat by shooting it with a bow and arrow,” Kantor said in a statement released Thursday.
In the days following news of the incident, cash rewards for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible mounted to over $9,000. The reward was offered by the Humane Society of Utah and other animal rescue/advocacy groups.
The case has been forwarded to the juvenile courts for review and the possible filing of charges. As the case involves a juvenile, the suspect’s name is not being released by police.
Juveniles arrested are presumed innocent until adjudicated otherwise in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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