VERSAILLES, MO. (KTVI) - The Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a suspect in the shooting of two adult cats with arrows, Versailles, MO.
The suspect is a Versailles area resident. Animal abuse charges are expected to be filed, on the charges of felony animal abuse, which carries a jail sentence of up to four years and/or a fine of up to $5,000 for each count.
The cats, both two-year-old males named Patches and Licorice, were shot in the neck with the arrows. They’re being treated for pain and infection at the office of a local veterinarian and will be transferred to the Humane Society of Missouri Headquarters where they have continued to receive care.
Patches, who had the larger wound, is still in danger of losing a leg as a result of the injuries he sustained. Licorice has nerve damage along the path of the arrow which may or may not resolve as he recovers. The hope is that both cats will eventually be rehabilitated and adopted.