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Beloved Cat Shot by Hunter’s Arrow in Henderson County

$1500 Reward Offered for Arrest and Conviction of Person(s) Responsible

November 21st, the day before Thanksgiving, was just like any other day for Horse Shoe residents, Chris and Paula. Chris was tending to the chores on their property and Paula was at work. As Chris was making his rounds, he noticed their cat, Little Cutie, laying in the grass in a patch of sun, which she was prone to do. However, this time something wasn’t right. Chris went to check on her and found that her small body had been shot by a hunter’s arrow.

The arrow, which had entered through her rear leg, pierced her upper body as she scrambled to get away and disemboweled her. Despite managing to crawl back to her home, desperate for help, her injuries were too devastating for her to recover from. Horrifically, Chris was forced to do the only humane thing and put her out of her misery. Can you imagine being forced into that position by someone else’s heartless act? Chris and Paula are devastated.

The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office investigated the crime, but couldn’t identify a suspect. To aid with the investigation, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is turning to the public for help identifying the person or persons responsible for torturing and ultimately killing Little Cutie, and are offering a $1500 reward for information that leads to arrest and conviction.

“The cold-bloodedness of this crime indicates what a danger this person is to all of us,” says Eric Phelps, Field Operations Manager for Brother Wolf. “Someone knows who did this, and they will be doing a service to the community by stepping forward.” Phelps added that FBI and other law enforcement agencies agree that a person who commits cruelty to animals “is probably just warming up,” referencing studies showing that unpunished violence to animals usually leads to violence towards people.

Brother Wolf urges anyone with information about this brutal crime to contact them at (828) 301-3377. All tips will remain completely confidential and the callers anonymous. To contribute to the reward fund, please call (828) 808-9435.

Download a high-resolution flyer at www.bwar.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/shot-cat.pdf to spread the word in your neighborhood.

About Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, located in Asheville, NC, was founded in 2007 to provide the resources and life-saving programs to build a No-Kill community. As a grassroots organization, Brother Wolf believes strongly in community engagement and making it easy to adopt, volunteer and become involved in its No-Kill mission. BWAR’s No Kill Community Development Initiative is currently working with five chapters to implement life-saving programs and build their own No-Kill communities. Celebrating 10 years, Brother Wolf will break ground in 2017 at its sanctuary location 25 minutes from Asheville. The sanctuary will be a place for people and animals to heal, as well as focus on working towards the vision of uncompromised compassion for all animals.