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$1,000 reward offered for information on shot cat

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BAY COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A family wants to know who is responsible for an act of abuse that targeted their pet.

Mara Hernandez and Katie Schweppe own Mr. Wigglesworth.

"How could you shoot such a cute kitty like this?" Hernandez said.

The Bangor township family is desperate for answers.

"This was a pellet gun that went all the way through him. We were pretty sad," Schweppe said.

Hernandez said, "It went across his whole body and they had to take out his spleen."

Fortunately, Mr. Wigglesworth, Wiggs for short, is expected to be okay.

He's back home with his family, enjoying lots of treats and attention.

But the person who shot him is still out there.

The Humane Society is offering a $1,000-reward for information.

Jeannie Wolicki-Nichols said they are hoping to get the perpetrator off the streets.

"This is a dangerous person in this community, because of the correlation between animals and people," Wolicki-Nichols said.

The reward money, generated from the $100 Paws Club, is raised through donations exclusively earmarked for stopping animal abuse.

"There has been so much cruelty in our community lately from animal abuse that we need to raise awareness," Wolicki-Nichols said.

Hernandez said she just can't believe somebody did this.

"The person who did it must have known that it was somebody's cat," Hernandez said.

The family set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to cover Mr. Wigglesworth’s veterinarian bills.

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