This cat was found on Monday with an arrow through his chest -- and there's a bounty out for whoever did it.
The Capital Area Humane Society in Lansing, Michigan, is offering $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot Kitty with an arrow that appears to have come from a crossbow.
"It's pretty touch-and-go right now," the head of the organization, Julia Willson, told the Detroit Free Press. "Even under the best-case scenario, we think he’s going to lose a front limb because the radial nerve is severed."
"The next 24 hours are critical," the organization wrote after Kitty's surgery on Tuesday afternoon. "At this point, we truly don't know his prognosis."
Anyone with information about who shot the cat is asked to call the Eaton County Sheriff's Office at (517) 543-3512. The department wrote on Facebook that the person who did this is facing possible felony charges that could include a fine of up to $5,000 and a prison sentence of up to four years if convicted.
While it is currently archery hunting season for whitetail deer in Michigan, the cat was shot with a target tip rather than a hunting tip, the sheriff's office said.
The owner of the cat was found and can't afford to pay for Kitty's care. The local Humane Society said it's using money from its Special Care & Cruelty Fund for his expenses.
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