The Putnam County SPCA is seeking information regarding the apparent shooting of a do-mestic, owned cat sometime between the dates of July 2nd— 4th. During this time, the cat was loose and not observed by its owner. On July 4th the cat returned home with an injury to its hind quarters. The cat was shot with either a high powered pellet or small caliber bullet. Projectile fragmented after hitting and fracturing the femur and pelvis. The shooting is believed to have happened in the general area of Drewville Road in the town of Cannel near the cross streets of Hickory Bend Road and Crafts Road. This incident is being investigated as Aggravated Cruelty, a Class E Felony.
The New York State Humane Association, headquartered in Kingston, is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime. Any information regarding this incident, please call SPCA Det Ross, 845-520-6915