$5,000 reward offered in case of cat shot with arrow

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $5,000 reward for information in the case of a cat that was shot with an arrow in Anne Arundel County. The cat, a 1- or 2-year-old now named Xena, was found wounded by a 2-foot-long arrow on Riva Road in Davidsonville on June 12.

The long-haired orange cat eluded capture for two days, but then was caught by Animal Control officers. The arrow was removed at Belair Veterinary Hospital in Bowie and the cat is now recovering at Rude Ranch Animal Rescue in Harwood.

"It is a truly callous crime to shoot a pet cat with an arrow, forcing it to suffer for days in pain and fear," Tami Santelli, Maryland director for the humane society, said in a statement.

Anyone with information may contact Animal Control at 410-222-8900 or Anne Arundel County Police at 410-222-8610.


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