Reward Offered for Details on Cat Shot, Abandoned
By WestKyStar Staff
METROPOLIS, IL - A reward is being offered to anyone who has information about who is responsible for shooting a cat in Metropolis.
Project Hope No-Kill Animal Shelter received a phone call Wednesday from someone who told them a cat was at Anderson's Coin Landry on 10th Street in Metropolis. After they arrived, they took took the male cat to a veterinarian, who determined that it had been shot between the eyes and left for dead.
The cat is now being treated by Project Hope's vet, Dr. Bonnie Jones, who said he is critical, but stable, walking short distances and drinking water. He did not eat on his own, but was able to be fed by syringe. The cat is being given IV fluids, pain medications, anitbiotics, and drugs to reduce brain swelling and pressure. His condition is being monitored, but it will be several days before Jones can tell what damage, if any, was done to his brain.
Concerned animal lovers and PAWS of Lyon County have made donations to Project Hope for a reward, which is now up to $500. Others are donating money to pay for the cat's emergency medical care. Anyone who would like to help should contact Project Hope at 618-524-8939, or mail a gift to P.O. Box 125, Metropolis, IL, 62960.