Crime, Fire + Courts

Suspect sought in cat shooting

By From page A3 | March 26, 2013

The Animal Services Division of the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help to identify the person who fatally shot a cat earlier this month in Woodland.

Annie, an orange domestic shorthair tabby, was shot with a pellet gun on the evening of March 13 while her owners were away from home. They returned to their house in the 1500 block of Owens Valley Drive to find the cat with a wound in her shoulder that left her unable to use her hind legs, sheriff’s spokesman Mark Persons said Monday.

The cat received emergency treatment from the UC Davis Small Animal Clinic, where staff discovered a pellet lodged near her spine, but Annie later died from her injuries.

The case has been classified as an incident of animal cruelty, Persons said. Anyone with information about the person or people responsible for the shooting is asked to call Animal Services at 530-668-5287.

Lauren Keene

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